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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
(1896)

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


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PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF
   It was now too late in the day to move, but the next morning I pro-
ceeded on the homeward march, carrying Captain Crawford by hand. The
Indians, always superstitious. did not want to help, but were persuaded,
Lieutenant Shipp and I also assisting. To add to the difficulty, it was the
rainy season and the steep mountain sides were climbed most laboriously.
                          It would be difficult to describe this march.
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              OUR IND IAN  VERE YELLING AND) PREPAR.ING TO FIGT1T.
badly hurt, seemed to get along very well. The two other wounded scouts
and Mr. Horn were so slightly inj ured that they moved with no trouble.
   An Indian woman caine into camp that night and said that Geronimio
wanted to talk. I concluded to meet him, and the next morning, after
moving about two miles, I left the command and went with the interpre-
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