Tenth Creek Cavalry
First called Getty's Creek, this stream was renamed by cowboys and settlers who found near its mouth, on Red River, remains of a military outpost garrisoned by the U. S. Tenth Cavalry from 1873 to 1875.
Most of the Negro soldiers and white officers stationed there had previously served in the Federal Army during the Civil War (1861 - 1865) and at Fort Sill, Indian Territory.
This staked timber outpost was attacked by Indians; legend says that all the officers, men, and horses killed in the battle were buried in a common grave somewhere along this creek.
Located on SH240, west of Burkburnett, Texas.
GPS: 34-degrees 05' 22.2" -98-degrees 45' 47.4".