In New Mexico, an audacious Navajo attack on the Fort Defiance livestock herd is driven off

Several hundred Navajo Indians attacked the livestock of Fort Defiance, New Mexico grazing near the post.  The twenty-five man guard under the command of Sergeant Bernard W. Clark mounted a strong defense saving all the cattle and all the horses except three.  The attackers then scattered and a pursuit under Captain George McLane brought only a running fight in which two soldiers were killed and four wounded.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
 "The Army and the Indians," New York Times, November 18, 1859, p. 3. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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