Major Lewis Armistead and his men defeat a party of hostile Indians in the Mojave region of California
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)
"The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3.