Peshawar Lancers Redux: North America

General Howard's Army of California's arrival had surprised the Mexican Army commander who found his forces under attack An entire Mexican Brigade collapsed and Howard pressed the attack catching the Mexicans in the Flank. The two Gatling guns chewed up a Mexican cavalry Brigade. Howard's third Division cut off the enemies line of retreat and the way to Los Angeles was open. Moseby's force plus the Irregulas went on the offensive and the Mexican command fell apart.
While General Howard had inflected a serious defeat on the Mexican forces he was not sure if it was enough to force them out of the state. Still he had captured more than 10,000 Mexican troops and a serious amount of military hardware.Bret Brigadier General Mosey Kept the pressure on the Mexicans preventing them from resting and reorganizing.
The Texas Column had finally reached Arizona. This force included Teddy Roosevelt. Black Jack Pershing,the Earps , Bat Maserson and a lot of Regulars and Volunteers that had started out from El Paso , Texas. Major General Cook was suppose to be in command. The American commander was trying to reach an agreement with the Apaches which would reopen the line of Communication with California
Crook's agreement with the Indians avoid a war between the Indians and the Americans and would allow for the reopening of the line of communications to California through Arizona. Gen Crooks column was allowed to move on and slammed into the rear of the Mexicans in California. This allowed the distruction of the Mexican forces and the pursuit into Mexico.
The destruction of the Mexican Army in California now left a door open for an American counter attack into Mexico. The two American general however were not prepared to invade Mexico nor was the US in any shape to fight a war in Mexico when. The Nationalist were battling the corrupt Federal Government and attempting to win control so as to put the nation back on a course to recovery.
In California General Moseby carried out a series of raids into Mexico which completed the destruction of the Mexican Army's abilit to threaten California.
General s Howard and Crook consulted on what to do next General Crook felt that he could only remain in California with his forces for a few months as he would have to return back the the path he came so that he could insure that the line of communication remained open as he needed to check on how the agreement was working in Arizona and he had to check on New Mexico. There were two forts in New Mexico and he wanted to make sure that they were well manned and supplied.
With the situation in California stablized General Crook prepared to return back to the Arizona Territory and then New Mexico. He once again met with the Apache Chiefs and assured them that the Government wanted to get along with them. He did estalish three military post in the territory to protect the line of communications. Then he returned to New Mexico where he carried out operations against the Mexican Army that had crossed the border. Colonel Jack Pershing had been left in command of the US Military forces in the Arizona Territory. He had 1,200 men under his command.
The Earp brothers had been left in Tombstone as US Marshals with orders to maintain law and order and ensure that the agreement with the Apache's was not violated.
Colonel Pershing was enforcing the peace agreement with the Apaches. He was restoring the telegraph line and escorting supplies from the east to California.
Lt Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was a much more experienced officer than he had been when he left El Passo. He had learned a lot about the Army and commanding men. He had returned with General Crook and had a run in with the Mexican Army.