Life Of Major General Zachary Taylor; With Notices Of The War In New Mexico, California And In…

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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... Major Ringgold. CHAPTER IV. battle ef fialo mis. PON the reception of Captain Walker's intelligence, General Taylor resolved to set out in person with the greater part of his army, for the purg& pose of relieving Point Isabel and £ effecting the transportation of his supplies. Accordingly, leaving Major Brown in command of the works, assisted by two companies of artillery and the seventh regiment of infantry under Lieutenant Bragg and Captain he left the camp on the 1st of May, and without any in 67 ruption reached Point Isabel next day. He found the place completely invested, and the utmost anxiety and excitement prevailing among the troops. No sooner had General Taylor marched from the fort on the Rio Grande, than it became the theatre of most important operations. Matamoras hailed his departure by the ringing of bells, and loud shouts from the deceived populace, who fondly dreamed of a " retreat" by the American army. The El Monitor Republicano of May 4th, after expatiating on the admirable arrangements of Arista, thus notices the removal of the American forces: "General Taylor dared not resist the valor and enthusiasm of the sons of Mexico. Well did he foresee the intrepidity with which our soldiers would rush against the usurpers of the national territory. Well did he know the many injuries which were to be avenged by those who had taken up arms, not to aggrandize themselves with the spoils of the property of others, but to maintain the independence of their country. Well did he know, we repeat it, that the Mexicans would be stopped neither by trenches, nor fortresses, nor large artillery. Thus it was that the chief of the American forces, frightened as soon as he perceived from the situation and proximity of his camp that our army were preparin...

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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... Major Ringgold. CHAPTER IV. battle ef fialo mis. PON the reception of Captain Walker's intelligence, General Taylor resolved t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217234674

ISBN - 13:9780217234672

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