Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fight On! Part 2

In early 1833 Kit Carson, Levin Mitchell, Joe Meek and three Delaware Indians; Tom Hill, Jonas and Manhead, were trapping along the Arkansas River. They were attacked by a force of 200 Comanches. They were surrounded in the plains with nowhere to run. Rather than give up hope, they cut the throats of their mules and built a fort of their bodies. Then, using only single shot rifles, they withstood attack after attack. Three men fired while the other three reloaded. None of the six was killed but they were responsible for killing 42 of their attackers. That night the six men silently slipped away and made their way back to their base. Fight on!

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