Mexico. 1883-88 Volume 7

Mexico. 1883-88 Volume 7

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: the strong position of Tenango. Castillo tarried in Lerma only long enough to destroy its defences, reaching Toluca on the 26th of May. After driving away the prowling bands that kept supplies from the town, and having increased his force from the garrison, he marched against Tenango, camping on the 2d of June in the hacienda of San Agustin, "This reverse was attributed to lack of skill on Castillo's part, his occupation prior to the war having been that of a trailer, l'orlier had written that the reinforcements should be sent him by another route, but his letters had been intercepted. AUiman, Hint. Mtj., hi. 142-.); Mendibd, Return. Jiil., 121-8; El Iltutrador Americano, no. 1, in Hernandez y JMvalos, Col. Doc, iv. 174-5. "The defenders of the pass were commanded by Juan Manuel Alcantara, a man who could neither read nor write, and who, according to Bustamante, Cuwl. Hint., ii. '.19, 12J-8, sold to Canon Volasco for two horses the glory of having his name inserted in the newspapers of Sultepoo as the hero of that action; evidently a false story that of the sale, Vclasco's report to Rayon giving Alcantara full credit for his defence of the position. INSURGENT DEFEATS. 415 from which he could see the hill surmounted with artillery and defended by a large army. Castillo then moved his camp opposite the town. During the night of June 5th he directed Enriquez with the cazadores de Lovera and the grenadiers and cazadores de Mejico and Tres Villas to ascend the hill by the Tenancingo road, while Calvillo distracted the enemy's attention by threatening to assail the town, and Aguirre feigned an attack on the Veladero, a point defended by the cura Correa. No precautions against surprise had been taken by the insurgents, and the more

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