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Major Lewis Armistead and his men defeat a party of hostile Indians in the Mojave region of California

Lewis Addison Lothario Armistead, detail
Major Lewis Armistead led a hand-picked detachment of twenty-five men from his Sixth Infantry Regiment from Fort Mojave at night to surprise a party of renegade Indians camped twelve miles away.  Lieutenant Elisha Marshall marched a similar party from the Sixth in support.  The result was a successful action, with twenty-three hostiles killed.  Three men in Marshall's group were slightly wounded.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
 "The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3.