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The alarm given, troops on duty opened fire on the cavalry. Scarcely had they
done so when from the timbered screen across the open area there broke
forward a disciplined advance of Texan infantry. They came fast and in silence.
into an abandoned hacienda in the direct line of fire from the enemy. It was the
only cover to be had. The regulars began to fire, and with that, L6pez, crying out, "
Long live the Supreme Government!" broke for the enemy lines. All the Rio ...
To meet the threat, the Mexican front was forced to shift into a new angle, and
General Taylor ordered a corresponding oblique march in his line to face it. While
this formal evolution took place, both lines ceased fire. In the sudden silence a ...
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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