General Taylor and His Staff; Comprising Memoirs of Generals Taylor, Worth, Wood, and Butler Colonels May, Cross, Clay, Hardin, Yell, Hays, and Other

General Taylor and His Staff; Comprising Memoirs of Generals Taylor, Worth, Wood, and Butler Colonels May, Cross, Clay, Hardin, Yell, Hays, and Other

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... Yell in case he should be driven in by the enemy. Between Encantada and Buena Vista, at a place called the Pass, Colonel Hardin's regiment 1st Illinois volunteers was stationed. The rest of my command encamped near the hacienda of Buena Vista. The major-general commanding, accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel May's squadron, (2d dragoons, ) Captains Sherman and Bragg's batteries, (3d artillery, ) and the Mississippi regiment, commanded by Colonel Davis, proceeded to Saltillo, to provide against the attack meditated by General Minon, with a cavalry force reported to be three thousand strong. As many wagons as could be obtained, were ordered to return forthwith to Agua Nueva, and bring off what remained of the stores at that place. "In the course of the evening, agreeably to the instructions of the commanding general, transmitted from Saltillo, Colonel Marshall, Wool's Operations At Buena Vista. 147 with his regiment and the 1st dragoons, were ordered to Agua Nueva to reinforce Colonel Yell, who was directed, in case he should be attacked, to destroy every thing at that place he could not bring ofT, and to retire before 12 o'clock, P. M. Colonel McKee, at Encantada, with the section of artillery, was directed to join Colonel Yell on his retreat, and the whole to fall back to Buena Vista, should the enemy pursue them to that place. Before leaving Agua Nueva, Colonel Yell's pickets were driven in by the advanced parties of the Mexicans. He then retired with the reinforcements under the command of Colonel Marshall, after destroying a small quantity of corn yet remaining at the hacienda, and leaving a few wagons which had been precipitately abandoned by their teamsters. "All the advanced parties came into Buena Vista, except Colonel Hardin's...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609514
  • 9781236609519