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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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and cut up with ravines as to make travel very difficult and slow, espe-
cially as every bush was full of thorns which tore ourselves and animals.
Across this basin, about ten miles, the trail ascended a high mountain,
very steep and rocky. The trail of the one horse with the hostiles in-
duced us to think it might be possible to ride; but after reaching the top
we found this horse stabbed
fifty to
e hun-
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Lie trail
  APACHES WATChIINCG, rii:4C TRoot) \s-irm  and walked entirely  on the 
             (TGILASSES.             No doubt our pursuit had been discov-
ered from this point when we crossed the mountain on the other side of the
basin, ten miles away. These Indians were well supplied with telescopes
and glasses, and a watch had doubtless been maintained here according
to their usual custom. It is in this way, by selecting their line of march
over these high points., that their retreat can always be watched and

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