Report regarding second group Long Walk of the Navajo
Fort Sumner New Mexico,
April 15, 1864
I have the honor to report my arrival at this Post on the 13th inst. with 2400 Navajo Indians. I left Fort Canby, N.M. on the 4th of March 1864,—with 2170 Indians Received at Bear Springs N.M. 97 more, and arrived at Los Pinos N. M. on the 19th and left on the 21st of March. I received at Los Pinos 360 but had to send back 300 from Bairds Ranch after being two days out for want of transportation. I received at San Jose one (1) and at Bernal Springs N. M twenty four (24) I have lost since I left Canby 197 by deaths and gained on the trip 245, which gain was made on the road between Fort Canby and Los Pinos N M by Indians coming in from the mountains. The Indians have lost 50 head of horse and mules which were stolen by Mexican thieves.—the Inf under my command captured six head of the stolen animals at San Antonio N M and for the want of mounted men to follow up the Robbers the balance was lost.
Capt 1st Cavly N.M.Vols.
Capt B.C. Cutler