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Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 / Personal recollections and observations of General Nelson A. Miles embracing a brief view of the Civil War, or, From New England to the Golden Gate: and the story of his Indian campaigns, with comments on the exploration, development and progress of our great western empire

Chapter XXXVI. A campaign against the Apaches (Captain Maus' narrative),   pp. 450-479 PDF (11.9 MB)

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looked me straight in the face and then pressed my hand. No doubt he
was conscious, and I tried to get him to speak or write, but he could not.
I assured him I would do all in my power to arrange his affairs, and he
put his arm around me and drew me to hiiii, but could only shake his
head in answer. This conscious interval only lasted about five minutes,
and then the look of intelligence seenied to pass away forever. The next
         v    dpv he died while we were on the march. Dassing away
                                        X. :-": -  - the Satachi River
                              :&  o;*-E¢- -;- -  - -could not cross
it, as
                                       it was swollen by the late rains
          TIE DEATI OF CAPTAIN CRAWF)RD  and was deep and turbulent.
                                       We were thus forced to go into
canip and lose a day. In the meantime the body of Captain Crawford
began to decompose, so we hurried on, crossing the river the next day and
on the day following reached Nacori. Here we buried Captain Crawford,
putting his body in charge of the Presidente of the town and marking well
the place of his burial. I could only get four boards (slabs) in the town
and used them in making a coffin,the body being wrapped securely in canvas.

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