Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From New Mexico

KANSAS CITY, MO., April 7. – 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 the commander of the Texan forces to evacuate the territory and return to Texas.

Col. Stough had left Fort Union with 1,400 men to effect a junction with Col. Canby.

The Texans were exacting contributions and forced loads from the inhabitants – as high as $20,000 being extorted from single individuals residing near Albuquerque; clothing and provisions were taken from merchants without regard to politics or circumstances.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3

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