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Colonel L6pez was fully informed of the arrangements. The plan was ready. The
regulars, a thousand strong, defended Saltillo in trenches on top of a hill three
miles south of the town. The Rio Grande force faced them from another hill six ...
It was now Colonel Archuleta's turn. Magoffin conversed with him separately—
probably on the following day. Magoffin immediately saw that "fight was in him."
He was a young man, a veteran of service as captain of the New Mexican rurales.
But in any case, Colonel Doniphan's orders read to report to General Wool at
Chihuahua City, and there he must go to find him. The column straggled on past
Dona Ana— the last settlement above El Paso forty-five miles away. The weather
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A leisurely, comprehensive, and novelistic history of New Mexico and Texas from the earliest times up to the Mexican revolution. Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling. Read full review
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