[W. H. Davis]
The last Indian raid in Erath County was made by a [band?] of seven Indians — six bucks and one squaw. Some where near the south-east corner of Erath county they were resisted by a few white men, who [gave?] chase. These were joined by other settlers as fast as runners could [warn?] them out. The band of whites was increased almost hourly. The Indians were going not far from the east line of the county and heading northward. The whites kept so close and recruits from the settlers began to arrive from every directions so the Indians were forced to change their course. They wanted to get out of Erath County in the hope that if they did, pursuit would stop. The whites crowded the Indians so closely, that, [near?] the north-east end of the county they took refuge in the bed of Star Hollow or Creek. This Hollow is at, or very near the east line of Erath county on the Morgan Mill and Granbury road. The Indians took refuge under a high bluff, which [gave?] then an [advantage?] over the whites [because?] they could only be attacked from the front, and in open view of the Indians. The whites charged, but were forced to retreat from the shower of arrows. There were three white man seriously wounded. The day was exceedingly hot and a sudden thunder storm came. The down-pour filled the creek to a depth of four or five feet in a very short time. This wet the bow strings and arrows so that the Indians could not shoot with an accuracy.