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William "Billy" Dixon - Adobe Walls, Native American monument, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Winged Warrior
N 35° 53.608 W 101° 09.725
14S E 304860 N 3974291
Quick Description: Billy Dixon was a famous indian fighter, buffalo hunter, and army scout. He received his MOH for his actions at the Buffalo Wallow Fight.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2007 6:39:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM1WY4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 109

Long Description:
Billy Dixon gained reknown as a first rate buffalo hunter. He gained fame at the Adobe Walls battle in June, 1874, for shooting an indian that was about 5/8 of a mile away with his big buffalo rifle. He later fought off numerous indians with another army scout and four troopers while laying in a slight depression called a buffalo wallow on open prairie. It is remembered as the Buffalo Wallow Fight, and all surviving members of that group, including Billy Dixon, were awarded an MOH. He was laid to rest at the sight of the Adobe Walls battle. William Olds who was accidently killed during the Adobe Walls Battle when he dropped his own rifle is also buried on the grounds.
Armed Service: Army

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