Shakehand Springs

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9 April 1880; Whites City, New Mexico: Col. Benjamin Grierson, 10th Cavalry, sent Capt. Thomas C. Lebo and Company K on a scout along the Black River into the Guadalupe Mountains. From there, Lebo was to ride north to the Bluewater River and the settlements on the middle Rio Penasco in New Mexico. The day after they started, the soldiers suddenly came upon an Apache camp at Shakehand Springs, 40 miles south of the Rio Penasco. They killed one chief and captured four women and one child. They also recovered about 25 head of livestock and many provisions from the Mescalero agency. One of the captives was a kidnapped Mexican boy named Coyetano Garcia.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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