Carrizo Canyon

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12 August 1881; Sabinal, New Mexico: Capt. Charles Parker, operating out of Fort Wingate with 19 men of Company K, 9th Cavalry, struck a band of Apaches under Nana in Carrizo Canyon, about 25 miles west of Sabinal, New Mexico. Though outnumbered two to one, Parker's men fought the Indians for an hour and a half before the Indians broke off the action. Five troopers were killed and one was captured and later killed. One Apache was killed and three were wounded. For extraordinary courage, Sgt. Thomas Shaw received a Medal of honor.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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