At dawn on Monday, April 11, the bullets began to strike the big TA ranch house, ice house, and stable, all of which were made of logs and well-fortified by the desperate regulators. A breastworks was built outside the stable, with pits dug and logs piled for a forward defense. Between the hard work, no water, and the incessant gunfire, arguments and fury reigned among the regulators. Defections began in earnest, first the teamsters (one of the teamsters, H.W. "Hard Winter" Davis had fled the regulators after the KC murders; a friend said that H.W. was suffering from 'gunnarrhea') escaped, then the newsman. The Texas gunmen demanded to see the warrants that they had been hired to serve. There were, of course, no warrants. A plan was made by Wolcott and other leaders to try and make a break for it, leaving the Texans behind. None could agree on the best way to escape, so they hunkered down in the rain of lead.