Casa Grandes

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7 August 1885; Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico: Capt. Wirt Davis, 4th Cavalry, with one troop of the 4th Cavalry, 100 Indian scouts of Companies G, H, I, and K under Lt. Matthias W. Day, and guides "Buckskin" Frank Leslie and Charlie Roberts, worked his way through the Sierra Madres in conjunction with Capt. Emmet Crawford. On 28 July, in the Sierra de Joya, Davis's men ran down and killed an Apache woman and a boy.

On 7 August, the command jumped Geronimo's camp near the Rio Janos, west of Casas Grandes. One woman and two boys were killed. Geronimo and Nana escaped. The attack swept away Geronimo's family. Two of his wives were seized and a third disappeared; five of his children were also taken. Altogether, 15 Apaches were captured.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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