Green, Gen. Thomas J. and edited by Haynes, Sam W.
Title Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier; Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; his Sufferings, and Final Escape from the Castle of Perote.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size Sm4to from 9" to 11"
Publisher Austin, TX W. Thomas Taylor 1993
Illustrator Illustrations & Maps
Seller ID 040262
xxvi, , 293 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/black title block on the spine w/gilt lettering, map endpapers drawn by Charles McLaughlin. With reflections upon the present political and probable future relations of Texas, Mexico and the United States. The book recounts the abortive expedition in 1842 under William S. Fisher and Thomas J. Green into Mexico after the withdrawal of the Somervell Expedition. The small group of Texans raided and plundered the area, and attacked a large Mexican force in the town of Mier on December 25, 1842. Although the Texans inflicted heavy losses on the Mexicans, they were tricked into surrendering. Because President Sam Houston had ordered the Texans not to cross the Rio Grande, the captured Texasn were considered filibusters and the entire force was ordered to ber executed as outlaws. This was later partly rescinded, and one in ten were ordered to be shot by Santa Anna. Green was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans executed. facsimile of BTB #80, Graff #1643, Howes # G371, Rader # 1670, Raines pg 98, Campbell pg 65, Dobie pg 55,
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