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Keywords:Battle Branch, HorrellHiggins Feud, Lampasas County Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.36 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Nov-12 13:31
Date modified2-Nov-12 13:31
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Battle Branch

Battle Branch

Lampasas County, Texas
31 03.079' N 98 05.816' W

Text: This branch of Sulphur Creek was named for an event in the Horrell-Higgins Feud. On the morning of March 26, 1877, Tom and Mart Horrell were going to Lampasas to attend district court. En route, they were ambushed by gunmen hiding in the brush near this location. The Horrells returned fire and the attackers rode away. Mart took his wounded brother to a nearby residence and continued to town for help. He led a squad of Texas Rangers to the site, but officers never caught the attackers. Many believed a Higgins faction had set up the ambush. The feud would continue, with additional gunfighting, for several more months.