Private Thomas C. Weatherby

Private Thomas C. Weatherby

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 29, 1861

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Thomas C. Weatherby

Private Thomas Weatherby, Private Bud Lynn, and Private Tips Connely were shot and killed near the Little Wichita River approximately 50 miles north of Camp Cooper.

They were accompanying other Texas Rangers on a patrol. A pack on a mule came undone and the three rangers stopped to fix it as the rest of the group continued on. When the three rangers were alone they were attacked by a group of Indians and killed.

The other rangers returned and engaged in a lengthy battle with the Indians.

Private Connely, Private Lynn, and Private Weatherby were buried in unmarked graves near the site they were killed.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available


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Pvt. Weatherby,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Rangers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state Texas.


United States Border Patrol

July 29, 2021

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