The Resource Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico, by Frank Tompkins

Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico, by Frank Tompkins

Label
Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico
Title
Chasing Villa
Title remainder
the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico
Statement of responsibility
by Frank Tompkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
MOI
Dewey number
972.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico, by Frank Tompkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Commissioned personnel of the U.S. Army who served with the Punitive expedition": pages 257-270
  • Reprint. Originally published: Harrisburg, Pa. : The Military Service Publishing Company, 1934
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24510011
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xx, 270 pages, [24] pages of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)24510011
Label
Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico, by Frank Tompkins
Publication
Note
  • "Commissioned personnel of the U.S. Army who served with the Punitive expedition": pages 257-270
  • Reprint. Originally published: Harrisburg, Pa. : The Military Service Publishing Company, 1934
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24510011
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xx, 270 pages, [24] pages of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)24510011

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