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August 4 B - Mangus Colorado his wife managed to escape from...
Mangus Colorado his wife managed to escape from the building, leaving her-children behind her. tine never saw them again, as they were sent East to the States and educated. Alt this J know of my own knowledge, or teas there at f Ae nms.- roe wife or . me oeaa cuiei succeeded id making her way-to the hostile band under Cochise, who waa ber brother. She told him bow her husband bad met his death, and demanded that in future all wbite captives should be given Into ber hands." I bave Italicised the assertion of the Ex- Governor that he was - present and knew of tbe outrage by the troops, which. If true, .would be equal iu atrocity to any ever perpe trates oy ui muraenng Apaenes. QOVISKOK AUNT WAS NOT PRESENT " Ob the ooeaslon, and was probably not within three hundred miles of Fort McLean (not Mc-Cannon) at. the time. Mangus Colorado was captured ln.a running flicht between bis band and Captain Jhlrland'a company, C, -First California Cavalry. He waataicen red-handed In a fight. His capture, not death, at 'that moment-was due to the positive instructional ' had given to Captain Shirland to bring him In alive it possible. It being the purpose of Ueneral. carleton, commanding - tne LSs part-men t of Nw Mexico, to endeavor to use hia influence with tbe varloua tribes of Apaches to bring his people upon the reservations. Mangus was delivered tnlme within half an hour of his capture, tie was a gigantic savage, probably six foot six Inches In height, bia bead of extraordinary sue. He was told, through an interpreter, what the Intentions of the Cnltdd States military authorities were in regard to HIS RET K2VTXO 3f AS A CAFTIVB, - And' had Oovernor Arny been there he would hardly speak of bis .demeanor just then as of ooe "suing for peaoe,'' Mangus Colorado was killed that same night by tbe guurd having him in charge a Sergeant and nine men. The sound of firing awakened m, and an investigation, immediately held satisfied me that the 'barbarous savage was shot down by the- guard wtiue attempting to escape. My omoial report of tbe event it no doubt ou file in the War Department. T have no recollection of Mangus' wife having, come into camp, although she possibly did. Mangus was captured about 3 p. m.. and met his death about.. the midnight following. On

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 04 Aug 1881, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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