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Matamoros was the first considerable town upriver. Gulf vessels could not come
to her riverbanks, for the river's last reaches were shallow, full of difficult bends
and bars. Cargo had to be landed on the beaches of the estuary and hauled ...
The sight of the new troops bound upriver "marching by, flags flying, drums
beating, and hurrying aboard boats as if they smelled the contagion in our camp
or feared an order for them to stop and take our place, was maddening. . . ." They
Upriver at the same time seven Americans were killed and their property burned
at Arroyo Hondo, and two at the Red River. In all, twelve were massacred in the
uprising of the nineteenth, and at once similar outbreaks followed in other ...
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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