The Hunt for Pancho Villa: The Columbus Raid and Pershing’s Punitive Expedition 1916–1

Ebook Details


Alejandro de Quesada, Peter Dennis, Donato Spedaliere

Year 2012
Pages 80
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Language en
ISBN 9781849085687
File Size 4.02 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

On March 9, 1916, troops under the command of Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico and its local detachment of the US 13th Cavalry Regiment, killing 18 people and burning the town. Six days later, on orders from President Woodrow Wilson, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing led an expeditionary force of 4,800 men into Mexico to capture Villa.