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The Resource Chasing Villa : the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry, by Frank Tompkins ; preface by Louis R. Sadler

Chasing Villa : the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry, by Frank Tompkins ; preface by Louis R. Sadler

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Chasing Villa : the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry
Title
Chasing Villa
Title remainder
the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry
Statement of responsibility
by Frank Tompkins ; preface by Louis R. Sadler
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Language
eng
Summary
On March 9, 1916 the border town of Columbus, New Mexico was attacked by forces under the command of the Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa. Eighteen Americans were killed and a number of buildings were burned to the ground before the U.S. Cavalry, inflicting heavy losses, drove Villa and his mounted band back into Mexico. Frank Tompkins, a Major in the U.S. Cavalry at the time, led the counter-attack against Villa's mounted men on March 9th, and was with General John "Black Jack" Pershing during the subsequent year-long "Punitive Expedition" that sought to capture the elusive Villa in Mexico. The Columbus Raid and Punitive Expedition proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. At the same time it presaged the more modern military techniques that would soon be employed by American forces in World War I. First published in 1934 and long out of print, "Chasing Villa" is a sound and literate record of milestone events in Western history, military history, the Mexican revolution, and the last of the horse cavalry
Cataloging source
AZT
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Chasing Villa : the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry, by Frank Tompkins ; preface by Louis R. Sadler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint, with new preface. Originally published: Harrisburg, PA : Military Service Publishing Company, 1934
Control code
36221193
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 270 p.
Isbn
9780944383391
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Chasing Villa : the last campaign of the U.S. Cavalry, by Frank Tompkins ; preface by Louis R. Sadler
Publication
Note
Reprint, with new preface. Originally published: Harrisburg, PA : Military Service Publishing Company, 1934
Control code
36221193
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 270 p.
Isbn
9780944383391
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased.
Other physical details
ill.

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