Detailed images from The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861

Prints & Photographs #0001 125 30 “Texas Settlers Pursuing the Indians,” The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861.

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Prints & Photographs #0001 125 30 “Texas Settlers Pursuing the Indians,” The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861.

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Detail of the left side of the image depicts two settlers hiding behind a wall with one holding a man who is apparently dead. Prints & Photographs #0001 125 30 “Texas Settlers Pursuing the Indians,” The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861.

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Detail of the right side of the image which depicts one settler hiding behind a wall watching other settlers in hand-to-hand combat with a band of Indians. Prints & Photographs #0001 125 30 “Texas Settlers Pursuing the Indians,” The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861.

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 The troubles between the settlers and the Indians in Texas continue with unabated virulence. Our sketch represents the former pursuing the latter, after they had made a series of murderous onslaughts upon the settlers in the interior. A correspondent, writing from Roma, says, “So far as heard from, fifteen Mexicans and one American have been killed by the Indians, besides several Mexican boys and women captured. Several parties are in pursuit, and we are beginning to receive good reports from them. A wounded man came to Mier yesterday, and reported that Jesus Garcia Ramirez and a party from Laredo, under command of Benavides, numbering in all about sixty men, attacked a party of the Indians while they were resting at a place called the Salado, and killed four of them, taking two Mexican captive boys, and all the horses, with the exception of a few…” Prints & Photographs #0001 125 30 “Texas Settlers Pursuing the Indians,” The New York Illustrated News, April 18, 1861.

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