Private Dennis Lynch Narrative: The Death of Pilan

"all mounted men dismounted after charging through camp and formed [a] line round the village and shot everything [they] could see. Killed some women in the creek. One Mexican yelled that he would surrender, but in the confusion he was killed. Firing around the village lasted fully two hours."

[Note: This was a Mexican trader from Bent's Old Fort or from Bill Griffinstein's trading post at Fort Cobb named Pilan, who was murdered by Captain Edward Myer's men.]

1. Richard G. Hardorff, Washita Memories, pg. 187.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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