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Tonto Basin Campaigns

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria From the book, Indian Wars, by Bill Yenne. Crook moved into the Tonto Basin at heart of central Arizona Territory, using elements of the 1st and 5th Cavalry and the 23rd Infantry Regiment...

Tinaja de Las Palmas

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria The following is from the book, Indian Wars, by Bill Yenne. In Mexico, Victorio found his people pursued and harassed by Colonel Adolfo Valle's Mexican cavalry, so he headed east and...

Sugarloaf Mountain

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria 16 June 1868, Fort McDowell, Arizona: Sgt. J. Lemon and four privates of Company E, 1st Cavalry, were assigned to carry mail from Camp Reno, in the Tonto Basin, to Camp McDowell, about 25...

Signal Peak

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria The following is from the book, Encyclopedia of Indian Wars, by Gregory F. Michno. 5 June 1870, Globe, Arizona: Lt. Howard B. Cushing received orders to track down the Pinal Apaches...

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