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First Dragoons from Fort Crook in California in chase and fight with hostile Indians

California, 1857
08/15/1859
A scouting party from Fort Crook, near Glenburn in northern California, under the command of Second Lieutenant Richard H. Brewer, tracked a group of hostile Indians numbering around fifty men that was reported to have murdered a man near Hat Creek Station.  After a grueling march, in an action typical of the Army's small operations in the West, Brewer's men caught and engaged the band, killing two. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3. 

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