The U.S. Calvary set posts in Ft.Verde in present-day Camp Verde. There was a strong recruiting effort on the part of the Calvary to sign up Yavapai and Apache men to serve as scouts for the Calvary. This process began in 1864 and the scouts were used to detect renegade Apaches and Yavapai who tested the perimeters of Ft.Verde. In the late 1884, the scouts were used to lead the U.S. Calvary to the mountains north of present-day Payson.
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