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Chasing Villa : the story behind the story of Pershing's expedition into Mexico

Author: Frank Tompkins
Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa. : The Military Service Pub. Co., 1934. ©1934
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A record of events in Western history, military history, the Mexican Revolution, and the last of the horse cavalry.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tompkins, Frank, 1868-
Chasing Villa.
[Harrisburg, Pa.] The Military Service Pub. Co., 1934
(OCoLC)663322457
Named Person: John J Pershing; Pancho Villa; John J Pershing; Pancho Villa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Tompkins
OCLC Number: 1373354
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xx, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Trouble brews on the Border --
Madero and Huerta --
Wilson and Huerta --
The Tampico affair, the occupation of Vera Cruz, and the overthrow of Huerta --
Carranza becomes president --
Carranza and Villa --
Events preceding the Columbus raid --
Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico --
The pursuit from Columbus --
Incidents of the fight at Columbus --
Colonel Slocum, U.S. Commander at Columbus attacked and vindicated --
Diplomatic exchanges following the raid --
Orders for the Punitive Expedition --
The Expedition enters Mexico --
Campaign of the three cavalry columns from Colonia Dublan. Operations of the 7th Cavlry, March 18 to April 3. The fight at Guerrero --
Campaign of the three columns. Operations of the Second Squadron, 10th Cavalry, March 19 to 31 --
Campaign of the three columns. Operations of the First Squadron, 10th Cavalry, March 19 to 31 --
Survey of the campaign of the three columns. False information and treachery enable Villa to elude the Americans. Four new columns take up the pursuit --
Operations of the Second Squadron, 13th Cavalry (Lindsley), March 21 to April 2 --
Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 10th and 13th Cavalry (Tompkins), March 21 to April 2 --
The situation after the fight at Guerrero --
Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Howze), March 24 to April 2 --
Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Allen), March 30 to April 15 --
Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 13th Cavalry (Tompkins), April 2 to 12 --
Operations of the 10th Cavalry, March 31 to April 15. The fight at Aguas Calientes --
Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Howze), April 3 to 15. Evidence and speculation as to Villa's whereabouts --
Rendezvous at Santa Cruz de Villegas. Conferences with the Mexicans --
Operations of the 7th Cavalry near Guerrero. The fight at Tomochic --
The cavalry withdraws to the north. End of the chase --
The new plan. The country divided into districts. The fight at Ojos Azules --
Behind the scenes with the politicians --
The killing of Cardenas and Cervantes --
The fight at Carrizal --
The evacuation of Mexico. An inglorious ending --
The National Guard on the Mexican Border, by Brigadier General Henry J. Reilly, O.R.C., U.S.A. --
Appendix A: Some cavalry lessons of the Mexican Punitive Expedition --
Appendix B: Reports of the operations of the first Afro Squadron, Signal Corps, with the Mexican Punitive expedition --
Appendix C: Motor transport experiences with the Mexican Punitive Expedition --
Appendix D: Roster of officers who served with the Mexican Punitive Expedition.
Responsibility: by Col. Frank Tompkins.

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A record of events in Western history, military history, the Mexican Revolution, and the last of the horse cavalry.

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