The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 24
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spot. During the pursuit that followed Lieut. Hazen reports that
he had reasons to believe that three more were killed. The Indians
were well armed with guns, revolvers and bows, and fought with
desperation. Thirty horses were captured and much property,
including a quantity of firearms. Lieut. H. and Mr. Everett
each received severe gun-shot wounds in two places, Mr. Pullium
and Mr. Williams were also wounded. Lieut. Hazen speaks in
terms of praise of the determination and good conduct of the
entire party, but specially mentions private Charles Setzer, of
company F, 8th Infantry, who was always foremost in the fight
and whose horse was shot under him.
Third. Corporal Patrick Collins, of company I, 2nd Cavalry,
left Camp Ives3 on the 14th of December, 1859, in pursuit of a
party of marauding Indians, with a detachment of his company,
and on the evening of the 15th discovered the Indians encamped
in a cedar brake, and not being able to approach them mounted,
without being discovered, dismounted his party, left three men
in charge of the horses, and advanced two miles to the attack on
foot with the remainder. The party was thus enabled to approach
within range of the Indians, when by a simultaneous fire, one
Indian was killed and two wounded. Before the bluff could be
scaled, by which they were protected, the remainder escaped in
the woods, and under cover of the night made good their retreat
with their effects. Corporal Collins testifies to the good conduct
of his men, as well as to the gallantry of Mr. Robert Ballantine
and the guide, J. P. Rodriguez, who accompanied him. Privates
Matthew Kennedy and Henry Weiss have since been mentioned
as deserving special commendation for their bravery and good
conduct in this affair.
Fourth. In the month of October, 1859, a report was received
at the Head Quarters of the Department to the effect, that a band
of outlaws under the direction of Cortinas,' a resident of the
vicinity of Brownsville, had entered that city, murdered at mid-
night a number of its citizens, and committed other outrages.
Major S. P. Heintzelman, 1st Infantry, was appointed to com-
'Camp Ives: 3 miles east of Camp Verde, Bandera County, Texas.
'Juan Nepomucino Cortina.
'Major Samuel P. Heintzelman, later a Major General during our
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