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13 April 1856; Cline, Texas: After Indians, probably Comanche or Lipan Apache, raided around Laredo, Capt. Thomas Claiborne Jr., in command of companies B and D, Mounted Rifles, and Company F, 1st Artillery, out of Forts McIntosh and Duncan, pursued the raiders for 300 miles. With the soldiers were Laredo mayor Santos Benavides and 25 Laredo citizens. The force surprised a small band of Indians on the Turkey Branch of the Nueces River, west of Uvalde, Texas, and killed one Indian, wounded one, and captured four.

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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