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In New Mexico, U.S. Army mounted infantry fight a small band of Navajo

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
10/18/1859
In New Mexico, five Navajo men had broken into a private corral no more than two hundred yards from the U.S. Army camp near Jernez and made off with donkeys and cattle.  Sergeant John Duffin and ten men of Company E, Mounted Riflemen, along with the owner and his son, were dispatched to chase the renegades.  After a day-long pursuit, in the kind of small military action typical of the Army's role in the West, Duffin's men overtook the Navajo, killed one, and recovered most of the stolen livestock.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
 "The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3.

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