Miscellaneous Documents Volume 44

Miscellaneous Documents Volume 44

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...road to Saltillo. Within two daysour troops were on the march. Colo. nel Doniphan, before he left, called the Mexican authorities of the place and made them promise to treat the American residents of Chihuahua in a decent manner, and threatened them, in case of disorder, with a return of the American troops and a severe chastisement. The Mexicans promised everything. Many American and other foreign residents, however, had so little confidence in Mexican faith, that they preferred to accompany the army.. On April 25, 1847, our vanguard, with the artillery, left Chihuahua. They made on that day but 14 miles, and encamped at Coursier's hacienda, near Mapula. This place is to the right-of the usual road, and about _ five miles out of the way, but has to he resorted to for want of water, if one does not intend to go in one trip as far as Bachimba, the nearest watering place on the road, and 32 miles from Chihuahua. I was.still detained this day in Chihuahua, .and started in the morning of., April 20, to meet the troops in Bachimba. When, in the distance of 4 about four miles, in crossing a. chain of hills that encompass Chihuahua ' on the south, I looked tor_the' last't'ime overthe interesting city in which I had seen within the last eight months a-whole drama performed, and " had been forced myself to act a rather passive part in it, I could not help admiring once more its romantic situation, and my first, favorable impression returned. But there was notime now for reflections: bidding farewell to the fair valley and to the distant Sacramento mountain, that rose like a massive tombstone over the battle-field, I crossed the hills and was soon. in another valley, through which the road runs in a southeastern...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781821
  • 9781236781826