Apaches launch a full scale attack on settlements along the Mimbres River in southern New Mexico
Several hundred Apaches launched a morning attack on the settlements of the Mimbres River in southern New Mexico. Mexican and American settlers organized a defense and drove off the assault but lost eleven men killed and eight wounded. Trouble had been evident for some time and all the women and children among the settlers had been evacuated earlier. Apache losses were estimated at around twenty-five killed or wounded. (By John Osborne)
Edwin R. Sweeney, Mangas Coloradas, Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998), 389.