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18 November 1869; Southeastern New Mexico: Lt. Howard B. Cushing, transferred to the 3rd Cavalry in May 1867, was operating out of Fort Stanton when about 150 head of stock were stolen from a ranch on the Rio Hondo. Cushing took his Company F on a 200-mile chase that led into the Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico, just north of the Texas border. There he found the Mescalero Apache raiders and recovered most of the stock, along with 30 Apache ponies.

Cushing's men killed one Indian; one corporal and one private were severely wounded. The soldiers returned to Fort Stanton on 30 November.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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