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Mexican Revolution

Soldados

With the unrest in Mexico, the border was a concern for the United States.  The American army and Texas Rangers tried to keep the border safe.  But one day the forces of Pancho Villa crossed over and rode into the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and .  .  .  . 

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Wanted - Pancho Villa
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The General, Pancho Villa
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Pancho Villa's forces

On March 9, 1916, on the orders of the Mexican
revolutionary leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa, five
hundred men led by (Colonel) Francisco Beltrán,
(Colonel) Candelario Cervantes, (General) Nicolás
Fernández, (General) Pablo López and others 
attacked the town of Coumbus, New Mexico.  The
town was garrisoned by a detachment of the U.S.
13th Cavalry Regiment.  Villa's army burned a part
of the town and killed seven or eight soldiers and
10 residents before retreating back into Mexico.

A Mexican Soldado
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de Pancho Villa's Army
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