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August 4 C - death about.. the midnight following. On again...
death about.. the midnight following. On again visiting Fort McLean, same six months subsequently, Dr. J. B. Sturgeon mow of Toledo). surgeon;ln-Ohlef of my eommandrasked permission to exhume the rewalnsot Mangus, he having beard ot tbe extraordinary physical conformation of the great savage, who had been for twenty-five years tbe scourge .of the emigrant and the settler. I believe that his bugs skull was preserved, and is now deposited in some public inedieal collection. The young officer ot New Mexican "volunteers, a oiticen of t he District of Columbia, was killed under mucb the - SAME CIRCUMSTANCES As Governor Arny relates. I had sent htm in command of an escort to a small supply train, aud,-within six hours of my parting injunctions to htm to be exceedingly cautious, news was brought to me of bis murder, attended by ail. the atrocities now recounted. Governor Arny would have been more ust to the officers and men In tbe thankless and highly perilous las . iu wnicu tney were en- gsged nao ne statea tne iact mat tne Indian band who murdered tills vouna- officer were exterminated In a hand-to-hand" fight the next day. He haa not added tu the -truth of nistory oy tne "rtomance oi tne Mangus Col orado' and while the friends of young Pugh. sorrowluK for their loss, may find but little consolation In a fiction, the effect of wbicb Is felt in a cruel blow occurring nineteen years subsequent to the ground-work ot the story. tue men wno were tnere and anew or toeir own knowledge what It was to deal with these savages are not disposed to be placed In a light still mere barbarous tbaa tbe Apaches tnemseivea. -

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

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