Site C-7 - Interpretive Marker
BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Battle of Coon Creek
LOCATION: From the Site C-6 marker, continue southwest on U.S. 56, 5.1 miles to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 57.170 -- W99 22.789
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Coon Creek runs nearby about 3/4 mile from the Arkansas River.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Battle of Coon Creek
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Edwards County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: On July 18, 1848, Comanches and Plains Apaches attacked Lt. William B. Royall's force, a paymaster, Lt. Philip Stremel's artillery unit, two freight caravans, and a herd of beef cattle.
DISTANCE: From Love's Defeat Site C-6, 5 miles. Royall's report cited by Barry, 757.
COMMENTS: Royall's campsite would have been east of the marker closer to the Arkansas River.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NW 1/4, Section 23, T-24-S, R-19-W, Edwards County, Kansas.
Township 24 South of Range 19 West, Edwards County, Kansas
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