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He added a warning that a certain Nixon, also a colonist, was busying himself up
and down the river in efforts to do harm to Austin, "writing against" him to the
Mexican government. "My nearves," concluded the uprooted American, "are very
There were courageous thrusts by isolated groups of Mexicans, but a moment
came when both forces, in the midst of ... of our men," noted an American officer, "
which struck such terror into the Mexican ranks that they fled in all directions.
The Mexicans moved. Their infantry was on the American right, their howitzer in
the center, and their cavalry on the left. As they came they fired and paused, fired
and paused, five times, without any return fire from the ranks before the river.
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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