Saga of a Texas Ranger–Series by Jeff Robenalt

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Colonel Moore’s Expedition

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Colonel Moore Comancheria

Colonel Moore Comancheria

Colonel Moore Mirabeau Lamar
Colonel Moore Mirabeau Lamar

In the aftermath of the Great Comanche Raid of 1840 and the Battle of Plum Creek, Mirabeau Lamar, the President of the Republic of Texas, was convinced that the depredations of the Penateka Comanches would continue unless the savages were thoroughly chastised and taught that such hostile conduct on their part would no longer be tolerated. The only way to administer such a lesson was to carry the fight into the heart of the Comancheria.

To accomplish this difficult and dangerous mission, Lamar enlisted the services of Texas Ranger Colonel John Moore, charging him with the responsibility of organizing an expedition for the purpose of attacking and destroying a Comanche winter village somewhere on the upper reaches of the Colorado River or one of its many tributaries. If an entire Penateka village could be set afoot and left without the necessary foodstuffs to survive the winter, the action would clearly demonstrate to the Comanches that there was no safe haven if they failed to keep the peace.   *** Now read the entire article posted on this web site at “A Glimpse of Texas Past”. ***

Colonel Moore Comanche Warrior
Colonel Moore Comanche Warrior

 

Colonel Moore Comanche Warriors
Colonel Moore Comanche Warriors

 

Colonel Moore Comanche Village
Colonel Moore Comanche Village

 

Colonel Moore's Attack on Comanche Winter Village

Colonel Moore's Attack on Comanche Winter Village

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