Battle of the Mimbres River
|Battle of the Mimbres River|
|Part of the Apache Wars|
An Apache warriors by William F. Farny.
|Commanders and leaders|
|James H. Tevis||Mangas Coloradas|
|Casualties and losses|
|Civilian Casualties: 13 captured|
On December 4, 1860 a force of thirty armed miners led by James H. Tevis attacked at sunrise, claiming it was retaliation for stolen livestock. The surprised Apaches, led by Mangas Coloradas, were quickly defeated in a short close quarters action. Four warriors were killed and an unknown number were wounded. The settlers' casualties are unknown, if any at all. Thirteen women and children were captured and several warriors fled, leaving their families behind. Mangas Coloradas survived. The Americans recovered some of their livestock. 
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