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In Texas, the Army recovers a horse herd stolen by Indians

"Protecting the Herd," Frederic Remington, circa 1907
02/13/1859
In a small sharp encounter typical of the Army's role in the West,  Sergeant Maloney and four men of the Eighth Infantry detached from Fort Inge in Uvalde County, Texas killed three of six Indians who had stolen a large herd of horses four days before.  Fifty-eight horses had been originally taken and of these forty-nine were recovered.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3.  

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