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In the early morning of March 9, 1916, several hundred Mexican guerrillas under the command of Francisco "Pancho" Villa cross the U.S.-Mexican border and attack the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico. Seventeen Americans were killed in the raid, and the center of town was burned. It was unclear whether Villa personally participated in the attack, but President Woodrow Wilson ordered the U.S. Army into Mexico to capture the rebel leader dead or alive.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pancho-villa-raids-us

Uploaded on 07.17.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Collection: Aultman Scrapbook

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1910 - 1919), Revolution

  • Aultman Scrapbook
  • Pancho Villa
  • Libro de recuerdos de Aultman

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