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Massacre on the Lordsburg Road: A Tragedy of the Apache Wars By Marc Simmons,

  • Title: Massacre on the Lordsburg Road: A Tragedy of the Apache Wars
  • Author: Marc Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780890967720
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the spring of 1883 Apache raiders massacred Judge H.C McComas and his wife Juniata and kidnapped their six year old son Charley as the family traveled on a desolate road in southwestern New Mexico Territory At the time, the circumstances leading to this tragic incident were not fully understood In Massacre on the Lordsburg Road, historian Marc Simmons brings to lightIn the spring of 1883 Apache raiders massacred Judge H.C McComas and his wife Juniata and kidnapped their six year old son Charley as the family traveled on a desolate road in southwestern New Mexico Territory At the time, the circumstances leading to this tragic incident were not fully understood In Massacre on the Lordsburg Road, historian Marc Simmons brings to light one of the last massacres of the Indian wars, revealing exactly why and how the three McComases met their deaths Simmons recounts the raids leading up to the massacre and Gen George Crook s subsequent Sierra Madre campaign This was the first use of the Hot Pursuit Treaty signed between the United States and Mexico in 1882, allowing troops of either country to follow hostile Indians across the border The reason why a reputably wise and able man like Judge McComas would lead his family into such grave danger, the pursuit of the Apaches into Mexico by General Crook, and the ironic circumstances of Charley McComas s death during an attack by Crook s troops on the Apache camp illustrate that past events were as complex and sometimes as confusing as those today Though academically thorough in its exploration, the popular style of delivery of Massacre on the Lordsburg Road will capture and hold the interest of general readers of Indian history.
    Massacre on the Lordsburg Road A Tragedy of the Apache Wars In the spring of Apache raiders massacred Judge H C McComas and his wife Juniata and kidnapped their six year old son Charley as the family traveled on a desolate road in southwestern New Mexico

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    1. Today s news headlines of missing children and the search for them is not a new phenomenon As we see in this book, Marc Simmons takes us way to 1883 to a remote corner of the then New Mexico Territory where a husband and wife were killed and their son captured by members of the Chiracahua Apache tribe on an old dirt road between Silver City and Lordsburg.The author s story reveals three salient points The first was that the attack by the Apaches came at such a late time in the period of the Indi [...]

    2. I really liked this bookMarc Simmons has a way of finding obscure bits of history.d he uses them as supporting evidenceis a good book about life towards the end of The Old West.If you like Marc Simmons, then this is a must read booklots of good pictures.ting story too.

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