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11 March 1868; Tularosa, New Mexico: In a raid on settlements around Tularosa at the foot of the Sacramento Mountains, Mescalero Apaches killed and mutilated 11 men and 2 women, captured a child, and drove off about 2,200 sheep. Lt. Peter D. Vroom, 3rd Cavalry, with a detachment of Company H, chased the raiders. With a three-day head start, the Apaches disappeared into the Guadalupe Mountains. Vroom could only round up some abandoned sheep.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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