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Doc. 64.-operations in New-Mexico. camp Florilla, near Fort Canby, N. M., January 26, 1864. The cumminating point in this expedition has been reached at lcessful operations of our troops at Cañon de Chelly. Colonel Kit Carson left Fort Canby on the sixth instant, with a command of four hundred men, twenty of whom weree country next summer. On the twentieth of January, Colonel Carson came to Fort Canby, and about six hundred Indians had collected there; but when the wagons arrivr successfully marching through the cation and noting its topography, reached Fort Canby on the eighteenth instant, and relieved Captain Francis McCabe, First New-Mexd in the absence of Colonel Kit Carson. A military execution took place at Fort Canby on the eighteenth instant. Private John Caulfield was shot to death by a detais execution in three days from the date of reception of the general order at Fort Canby. He died without a struggle, his heart having been pierced with six bullets.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Combs, Leslie 1794-1881 (search)
in where they were until night or to go on was equally hazardous. We must go on, said the brave Combs. As they passed the last bend in the stream that kept the fort from view they were greatly rejoiced to see the flag was still there, and that the garrison was holding out against a strong besieging force. Suddenly they were assailed by some Indians in the woods, and were compelled to turn their canoe towards the opposite shore, where they abandoned it. One of the party was killed and another badly wounded. Combs and his unhurt companions made their way back to Fort Defiance. Subsequently, being made prisoner, he was taken by the Indians, his captors, to Fort Miami, below, where he was compelled to run the gantlet, in which he was pretty severely wounded. His life was saved by the humanity of Tecumseh. Combs became a general of the militia, and was always a zealous politician and active citizen. He was a Union man during the Civil War. He died in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 22. 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, William Henry 1773-1812 (search)
sition at the foot of the rapids of the Maumee, or Miami, and, possibly, the capture of Malden and Detroit, making his base of military operations the foot of the rapids (see Meigs, Fort). There were nearly 3,000 troops at St. Mary on Oct. 1. Fort Defiance, at the junction of the Maumee and Auglaize, was made a post of deposit for provisions, and a corps of observation was placed at Sandusky. The mounted Kentuckians were formed into a regiment, and Major Johnson was appointed its colonel; and these, with Ohio mounted men under Colonel Findlay, formed a brigade commanded by Gen. E. W. Tupper, of Ohio, who had raised about 1,000 men for the service. Harrison ordered the construction of a new fort near old Fort Defiance; but his operations were soon afterwards disturbed by antagonisms between Tupper and Winchester. The latter dismissed Tupper from his command and gave it to Allen, of the regulars, when the Ohio troops absolutely refused to serve under any but their old commander.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
commander-in-chief of the Army of the Northwest. For several weeks volunteers found employment in driving the hostile Indians from post to post, in Ohio and Indiana, on the borders of the extreme western settlements. They desolated their villages and plantations, after the manner of Sullivan in 1779, and thereby incurred the fiercest indignation of the tribes. Harrison took steps early to relieve the frontier posts—Fort Harrison, on the Wabash; Fort Wayne, at the head of the Maumee; Fort Defiance, at the junction of the Auglaize and Maumee; and Fort Deposit. At Vincennes General Hopkins had assembled about 4,000 mounted Kentucky militia to chastise the Indians on the borders of Illinois. They penetrated the Indian country beyond the Wabash; but, becoming alarmed, returned to Vincennes, and left the honors of the campaign to be gathered by Ninian Edwards, governor of the Territory of Illinois, who had advanced up the Illinois River with about 400 men to co-operate with Hopkins.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wayne, Anthony 1745- (search)
Apprehending that pending negotiations with the Indians, if they failed, would be followed by immediate hostilities against the frontiers, Wayne marched into the Northwestern Territory in the autumn of 1793 with a competent force. He spent the winter at Greenvile, not far from the place of St. Clair's disaster, and built a stockade, which he named Fort Recovery. The following summer he pushed on through the wilderness towards the Maumee, and at its junction with the Auglaize he built Fort Defiance. On the St. Mary's he built Fort Adams as an intermediate post; and in August he went down the Maumee with 1,000 men and encamped near a British post at the foot of the Maumee Rapids, called Fort Miami, or Maumee. Wayne, with a force ample to destroy the Indians in spite of British influence, willing to spare bloodshed, offered them peace and tranquillity if they would lay down their weapons. They refused. Wayne then advanced to the head of the rapids, and at a place called Gener
a, Ohio42.70 Cleveland. Ohio37.61 Detroit. Mich.30.05 Mackinac, Mich.23.96 Richmond, Ind.43.32 Peoria, Ill41.25 Milwaukee, Wis.30.40 Fort Snelling, Minn.25.11 Muscatine, Iowa42.88 St. Louis, Mo.42.18 Fort Gibson, Ind. Ter.36.37 Fort Towson, Ind. Ter.51.08 Fort Leavenworth, Kan.31.74 Fort Kearney, Neb.25.25 Fort Randall, Dak.16.51 Fort Laramic, Wyoming15.16 Fort Massachusetts, Col.17.06 Fort Garland, Col6.11 Fort Craig, New Mexico11.67 Fort Marcy, New Mexico16.65 Fort Defiance, Arizona14.21 Salt Lake, Utah23.85 Fort Bridger, Utah6.12 Sacramento, Cal19.56 San Francisco, Cal21.69 San Diego, Cal9.16 Meadow Valley, Cal57.03 Dalles, Oregon21.74 Fort Hoskins, Oregon66.71 Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory38.84 Fort Colville, Wash. Ter.9.83 Neah Bay, Wash. Ter123.35 Sitka, Alaska83.39 Vera Cruz, Mexico183.20 Cordova, Mexico112.08 Bermuda55.34 San Domingo107.6 Havana, Cuba91.2 Rio Janeiro, Brazil59.2 Maranham277.00 Cayenne116.00 Toronto, Canada35.17
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Mexico Volunteers. (search)
New Mexico Volunteers. 1st New Mexico Regiment Cavalry Organized May 31, 1862, by consolidation of the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Regiments of New Mexico Infantry. Attached to Dept. of New Mexico, and engaged in operations against Indians in New Mexico and Arizona, and on garrison duty by detachments, at Forts Stanton, Goodwin, McRae, Wingate, Craig, Canby, Sumner, Marcy, Bascom, Union, and other points in that Department, during entire term of service. Skirmishes at Jornado del Muerta June 16, 1863. Warm Springs, Fort McRae, June 20. Operations against Navajo Indians July 7-August 19. Rio Hondo July 18. Concha's Springs July 29 (1 Co.). Pueblo, Colorado, August 18 (3 Cos.). Scout from Fort Wingate to Jacob's Wells, Ojo Redendo, September 15-October 5. Riconde Mascaras December 11. Expedition against Navajo Indians January 6-21, 1864. Operations in New Mexico and Arizona February 1-March 7. Expedition from Fort Wingate to Gila and St. Francis Riv
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
llsville, Tenn. 24, 3; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, B5 Campbellton, Ga. 57, 1, 57, 3; 58, 2; 60, 1; 65, 3; 76, 2; 88, 2; 135-A; 148, A12; 149, H12 Camp Creek, Ga. 57, 1, 57, 3; 58, 2; 60, 1, 60, 2; 63, 4; 88, 2; 90, 2; 101, 5, 101, 6, 101, 9, 101, 10, 101, 21; 117, 1; 144, F1; 149, H13 Camp Creek, W. Va. 135-A; 141, F10, 135-A; 141, F11 Campti, La. 50, 6; 52, 1; 53, 1; 155, D1; 158, E13 Cañada Alamosa, N. Mex 98, 1 Canadian River, N. Mex. 98, 1; 119, 1 Fort Canby, N. Mex. 98, 1 Cane Creek, Ala. 149, H9, 149, H10 Cane Hill, Ark. 66, 1; 160, G10 Cane River, La. 155, F1 Caney Bayou, Tex. 65, 10; 157, G6 Caney Fork, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 150, G8, 150, H10 Cannelton, W. Va. 9, 3 Cannon's Bridge, S. C. 120, 2; 139, F1; 143, F10; 144, B11 Canoe Creek, Fla. 110, 1 Canoe Station, Ala. 110, 1 Canonicus (U. S.S.) 75, 3; 129, 9 Canton, Ky. 118, 1; 150, E2 Canton, Miss. 51, 1; 117, 1; 13
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
ribes that did not yet recognize their authority. Other Indians who had submitted claimed their protection. Among these were the Apaches, who had been gathered around Fort Sumner. These were attacked on the 4th of January by the Navajoes. The little garrison hastened to their assistance, and easily mastered the savages, who were armed with only bows and arrows. The latter lost about sixty warriors. Two days after, Colonel Kit Carson, well known for his experience in Indian wars, left Fort Canby with four hundred men to punish these savages. He penetrated into the deep valleys or cañons which were their abode, and where careful farming—a rare thing among Indians—secured them valuable resources, and dispersed them, bringing the greater part of their families to the territory protected by the Federal forts. We have no incident to mention regarding the coast of Texas since the occupation of the principal points on this coast by the troops of the Thirteenth corps, of which McClern
-pieces to bear on the Vulture; and Arnold, as he looked out from the window, saw her compelled to shift her anchorage. The negotiations of the two parties continued for several hours. Clinton was in person to bring his army to the siege of Fort Defiance, which enclosed about seven acres of land. The garrison was to be so distributed as to destroy its efficiency. Arnold was to send immediately to Washington for aid, and to surrender the place in time for Sir Henry Clinton to make arrangemenand valleys and the deep river in exceeding beauty; and he had selected for fortification the points best adapted to command the passage. In 1778, it was still a desert, nearly inaccessible; now it was covered with fortresses and artillery. Fort Defiance alone was defended by a hundred and twenty pieces of cannon, and was believed to be impregnable. Here were magazines of powder and ammunition, completely filled, for the use not of the post only, but of the whole army. The fortifications bu
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