|Battle of Cienega Creek|
|Part of the Taos Revolt
United States cavalry and infantry, circa 1845.
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The Cienega Affair, or the Battle of Cienega Creek, was the last engagement of the Taos Revolt during the Mexican-American War. The battle occurred in July, 1847 and was fought between New Mexican insurgents, Pueblo natives and United States Army troops.
On July 9, 1847 a detachment of thirty-one men, belonging to Captain Morin's company of American infantry were stationed close to Cienega Creek about eighteen miles from Taos, New Mexico.:143 On this early morning the Americans were attacked by two hundred New Mexican militia and their Pueblo allies.:143 The ensuing battle resulted in an American retreat to the banks of Cienega Creek.:143 They were able to hold their position until Captain Shepherd's company arrived, "vanquishing the enemy".:143
- Hughes, J.T., 1847, Doniphan's Expedition, Cincinnati: U.P. James
- Twitchell, R. E. Old Santa Fé. Santa Fé: R. E. Twitchell, 1925, p. 146.