Western Apacheria Battles

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria

Topics (click on a topic to jump to that section)
Big Flat | Bishop's Creek | Chowchilla River | Clear Lake | Dry Creek | Fine Gold Gulch | Four Creeks | Glanton Massacre | Owen's Lake | Redwood Creek/Whitney's Ranch | San Timoteo Canyon | Savage's Fight | Shelter Cove
Big Flat

Title: Big Flat
Location: Shelter Cove
Date: May 28, 1864

Bishop's Creek

Title: Bishop's Creek
Location: Bishop
Date: April 9, 1862

Chowchilla River

Title: Chowchilla River
Location: Chowchilla
Date: January 31, 1853

Clear Lake

Title: Clear Lake
Location: Lakeport
Date: May 14-15, 1850

Dry Creek

Title: Dry Creek
Location: Galt
Date: ca. February 3, 1853

Fine Gold Gulch

Title: Fine Gold Gulch
Location: Madera
Date: ca. February 3, 1851

Four Creeks

Title: Four Creeks
Location: Bakersfield
Date: January 1851

Glanton Massacre

Title: Glanton Massacre
Location: Winterhaven
Date: April 21, 1850

Owen's Lake

Title: Owen's Lake
Location: Lone Pine
Date: June 24, 1862

Redwood Creek/Whitney's Ranch

Title: Redwood Creek/Whitney's Ranch
Location: Northwestern California
Date: July 2 and September 8, 1862; July 9, 1863; February 29, 1864

San Timoteo Canyon

Title: San Timoteo Canyon
Location: Redlands
Date: May 29, 1851

Savage's Fight

Title: Savage's Fight
Location: Madera
Date: ca. January 11, 1851

Shelter Cove

Title: Shelter Cove
Location: Shelter Cove
Date: May 9, 1863

President Polk's campaign promise to secure Oregon and Texas for the U.S. subsequently led to the acquisition of California. Kit Carson describes the battles of Los Angeles and San Diego.

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