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Somewhere beyond them was Houston with his main body. The President
marched down the Brazos, and crossed on the eleventh, at Thompson's Ferry.
There he heard interesting information. At the town of Harrisburg, thirty miles
immediately. One day later a large force of cavalry under General Anastasio
Torrej6n crossed the Rio Grande above Fort Texas. The movement was met at
Carricitos Ranch by a scouting party of sixty-three men under Captain Seth
For want of boats or bridging elements, no crossing had been yet possible
upstream where the main bulk of the army was gathered. ... Covered by American
guns, they crossed, cut free a number of boats and brought them back safely.
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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