Saturday, January 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, April 7 [1862].

The Santa Fe mail has arrived.  The Texans, one hundred and fifty strong, had evacuated Santa Fe and were marching down the river.  It was reported that Col. Canby had intercepted an express with orders to commanders of Texas forces to evacuate the territory and return to Texas.

Col. Slough had left Fort Union with 1,400 men to effect a junction with Colonel Canby.  The Texans were exacting contributions and forced loans from the inhabitants. As high as twenty thousand dollars were exacted from single individuals residing near Albuquerque.  Clothing and provisions were taken from merchants without regard to politics or circumstance.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, April 12, 1862, p. 2

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