February 17, 2021
Compared to battles with familiar/famous names like Waterloo, Gettysburg, and Stalingrad, the Battle of Walker’s Creek in June of 1844 was minuscule. Just 15 Texas Rangers fought for their lives against a raiding party of 75 Comanches.
History records that the Rangers won. The Comanches left 20 dead, while the Rangers lost only one man. The surviving Comanches withdrew. While Walker’s Creek did not alter the course of a war, like Waterloo or Gettysburg, it had far-reaching consequences beyond the Comanche wars.
The decisive factor in the battle was Colt’s five-shot revolver, and it changed the world.
First, it led directly to the resurrection of Samuel...
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