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 - ' Pmo Village, Arizona, Apr. 22, 18C2. On the...
' Pmo Village, Arizona, Apr. 22, 18C2. On the 1st of March, Co. A. 1st Regt. Cavalry Cavalry C. V., left Camp Carleton, San Bernardino Bernardino to., en route fop Fort Tnran: Capt. McCleare with 30 men having left two weekt previous, leaving the Co. under command of Lieut. Jas. Barrett. Nothing of interest transpired-tfttil transpired-tfttil transpired-tfttil we reached Fort Yuma, whein we were electrified by the news that ouf CaptaiB, McCleave, was a prisoner in the hands of the Rebels at Tucson with C men of our Co. lie. was taken in this village byj a uapt. Hunter, while on a scout to see if there were enemies in the territory, and to procure such information as possible. Hunt- Hunt- or nau wun nini aoout 4U men. The- The- next day Lieut. Barrett with 25 men crossed the Colorado and came as far as Grinell'a Station, about 100 miles from Fort Yuma. On the 15th Lieut. Harvey came on with the bal ance of the Co., followed by Co. I 1st Regt. Inft. C. ., and afterwards by Co. D. Cav. C. V., making the force at GnneH a Station about 220 strong. While here two of our scouts were met and fired on by a party of rebels, wounding ono of our men. April 8th the command took the route for Pimo Village, Village, aud beyond saw no sign of the enemy until April 15th, when Lieut. James Barrett took six privates of Co. A., and 4 of Co. I)., and went ahead of the command to surprise a picket guard of the enemy, which we had information were stationed in a eailuon about 18 miles from us. A fight took place between between the parties, resulting in the capture of three prisoners a'nd severely wounding three others ; the loss on our side being very se- se- the killed being Lieut. Jus, Barrett jand private Johnson of Co. A , private Lco-i Lco-i Lco-i nard of Co. D. The wounded were Butts- Butts- ford, Co. A., Ok-nn Ok-nn Ok-nn and Tobin of Co. D.-f D.-f D.-f The rebels bad nil t lie advantage 'of position,' being stationed in thick brush, where it was impossible for our men to see them, and as they kept ono position, while our men had to move around, they could get mi aim which our men could only return by firing at the place from whence the report came. Al though tl.c affray was a desperate one, the California grit of our men was too much for rebel pluck, and long before the advance guard arrived the rebels were on the run for Tucson, The men with Lieut. Barrett said he fought with a perfect disregard of the enemy, enemy, only anxious, apparently, to route them before more force arrived to share the danger. He was an active, energetic officer, and the Company fcelrhis loss deeply, and are determined if they ever reach the enemy to revenge the fallen. We hoped to have rescued our Captain, but were informed by the prisoners that ho had left Tucson, being sent as a prisoner to the Ilk) Grando ; this was simply confirmation ofnews previously-received. previously-received. previously-received. They had taken prisoner with McCleave, McCleave, a Union man named White, living in Pimo; at the same time destroying and carrying carrying off his property, of which he hud considerable. considerable. He had on hand a large amount of flour, ground at his own mills, which they took away,' destroying the mills, besides bacon bacon and other stores dosigned for the use of the Federal troops. Owing to miscalculation! somewhere, the troops here are without means of transportation, and the cfinsetjuenee is that what few of the troops raised by Cal., that are in-actual in-actual in-actual service are without rations. The cavalry, are without forage, and even the wounded, by some oversight, are unprovided with the means of pn vyyanco, while at Fort Yuma and Camps IV right nnd Drum, where there is no necessity for them, these things are abundant. It seems as if our conimand-ersjn conimand-ersjn conimand-ersjn fitting out this expedition, thought there would be no wounded, or that it would bo better to leave tbem n the field they had fought to defend ; and it would be better than to transport them in government wagons on the tops of boxes and barrels thinly cov ered with blankets, and these furnished by the svmnathv of their comrades. There are reports that there is something rotten in Ex Gwreraor--Dowieyr Gwreraor--Dowieyr Gwreraor--Dowieyr Gwreraor--Dowieyr we have not seen for over two mqnths, and can only guess at stirring events in the East. B.

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  1. Petaluma Argus,
  2. 23 Jul 1862, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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