Littlefield is a city in and the county seat of Lamb County, Texas. The population was 6,507 at the 2000 census. It is located in a significant cotton growing region, northwest of Lubbock on the Llano Estacado just south of the beginning of the Texas Panhandle.
Littlefield in Southern Victory Edit
In 1943 Major General Abner Dowling made his HQ in Littlefield while he attempted to capture Lubbock. Although Dowling had numerical superiority, it was not sufficiently large to allow him to either drive the Confederates out directly or to outflank them.
While thus stalemated, Dowling received long range reconnaissance photographs of Camp Determination outside Snyder. They indicated a prison camp containing many thousands of blacks and mass graves containing potentially hundreds of thousands. Dowling was sickened by the mass murder and so sent a report to the General Staff along with photos and a request for reinforcements. In addition, he sent a second set of photos to Congresswoman Flora Blackford who had been vocal in expressing outrage over the Confederate treatment of their blacks.
Nevertheless, given the importance of the Ohio front, Dowling was unsuccessful in getting more troops.