LEGEND OF GHOST HORSES
There are stories from campers that have been awakened at night by the sound of stampeding horses. There is also a story of a lone white mustang roaming the area where the horses of the dog soldiers ran off the cliff to their death. Below is the historical account of what happened to the horses. Below is a clip of a story from Texas Monthly that says the horses were shot, but other accounts say the horses were run off a cliff to their death (in order to save bullets). That story would explain the old photos of the 50 foot tall of bleached bones from the horses, that were later ground up and used as fertilizer. The location this occurred is near Lake MacKenzie in Tule Canyon, only 10 miles from Silverton Texas.