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As one regiment arrived another ... The regiments gave themselves great airs,
with brave titles — the Killers, the Gunmen, the Guards— and fanciful uniforms
recreating the styles of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and the ...
One regiment met a Mexican driving his cart full of fresh melons to Matamoros,
and in a few minutes, to his delight, bought his whole load at high prices. The
heat was presently so frightful that the troops were halted to rest after midday.
In 1861 a regiment of cavalry was raised by Texas to patrol the border. Its
troopers rode the main routes of travel to police Indian trails and keep constant
watch on the towns. They kept outlaws from coming in organized bands over the
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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