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Chasing Villa : the Story Behind the Story of Pershing's Expedition into Mexico.

Author: Col Frank Tompkins
Publisher: Lanham : Stackpole Books, 2017.
Series: Stackpole Classics.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Tompkins, Col. Frank.
Chasing Villa : The Story Behind the Story of Pershing's Expedition into Mexico.
Lanham : Stackpole Books, ©2017
Named Person: John J Pershing; Pancho Villa; John J Pershing; Pancho Villa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Col Frank Tompkins
ISBN: 9780811766449 0811766446
OCLC Number: 1004620751
Notes: APPENDIX B REPORTS OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST AERO SQUADRON, SIGNAL CORPS, WITH THE MEXICAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION.
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages).
Contents: Chasing Villa; TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I. Trouble Brews on the Border; CHAPTER II. Madero and Huerta; CHAPTER III. Wilson and Huerta; CHAPTER IV. The Tampico Affair, the Occupation of Vera Cruz and the Overthrow of Huerta; CHAPTER V. Carranza Becomes President; CHAPTER VI. Carranza and Villa; CHAPTER VII. Events Preceding the Columbus Raid; CHAPTER VIII. Villa's Raid on Columbus, New Mexico; CHAPTER IX. The Pursuit from Columbus; CHAPTER X. Incidents of the Fight at Columbus; CHAPTER XI. Colonel Slocum, U.S. Commander at Columbus Attacked and Vindicated. CHAPTER XII. Diplomatic Exchanges Following the RaidCHAPTER XIII. Orders for the Punitive Expedition; CHAPTER XIV. The Expedition Enters Mexico; CHAPTER XV. Campaign of the Three Cavalry Columns from Colonia Dublan. Operations of the 7th Cavalry, March 18 to April 3. The Fight at Guerrero; CHAPTER XVI. Campaign of the Three Columns. Operations of the Second Squadron, 10th Cavalry, March 19 to 31; CHAPTER XVII. Campaign of the Three Columns. Operations of the First Squadron, 10th Cavalry, March 19 to 31. CHAPTER XVIII. Survey of the Campaign of the Three Columns. False Information and Treachery Enable Villa to Elude the Americans. Four New Columns Take Up the PursuitCHAPTER XIX. Operations of the Second Squadron, 13th Cavalry (Lindsley), March 21 to April 2; CHAPTER XX. Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 10th and 13th Cavalry (Tompkins), March 21 to April 2; CHAPTER XXI. The Situation after the Fight at Guerrero; CHAPTER XXII. Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Howze), March 24 to April 2. CHAPTER XXIII. Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Allen), March 30 to April 15CHAPTER XXIV. Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 13th Cavalry (Tompkins), April 2 to 12; CHAPTER XXV. Operations of the 10th Cavalry, March 31 to April 15. The Fight at Aguas Calientes; CHAPTER XXVI. Operations of the Provisional Squadron, 11th Cavalry (Howze), April 3 to 15. Evidence and Speculation as to Villa's Whereabouts; CHAPTER XXVII. Rendezvous at Santa Cruz de Villegas. Conferences with the Mexicans; CHAPTER XXVIII. Operations of the 7th Cavalry near Guerrero. The Fight at Tomochic. CHAPTER XXIX. The Cavalry Withdraws to the North. End of the ChaseCHAPTER XXX. The New Plan. The Country Divided into Districts. The Fight at Ojos Azules; CHAPTER XXXI. Behind the Scenes with the Politicians; CHAPTER XXXII. The Killing of Cardenas and Cervantes; CHAPTER XXXIII. The Fight at Carrizal; CHAPTER XXXIV. The Evacuation of Mexico. An Inglorious Ending; CHAPTER XXXV. The National Guard on the Mexican Border; APPENDIX A SOME CAVALRY LESSONS OF THE MEXICAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION.
Series Title: Stackpole Classics.

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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 Me.

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