812.00/22817: Telegram

The Consul at Ciudad Juarez ( Dow ) to the Acting Secretary of State

About 3600 American troops crossed to Juarez and vicinity Sunday, 11 p.m. Infantry, colored, [numbering?] about 1500, returned to American side before noon today. Two were wounded. They picked up, after fighting, 36 Villistas dead and 18 of latter’s horses in neighborhood of Juarez. Cavalry and artillery still on Mexican soil and said to have engaged with force of Villistas at 10 this morning. Cavalry and artillery expected to return to the United States this evening. Reopening Consulate this afternoon. One American freed from Juarez jail by Villistas was killed probably accidentally in fighting yesterday morning.

Embassy and Consulate, Chihuahua advised.