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By Joseph D. McCutchan,Joseph Milton Nance,Jane A. Kenamore

Few episodes in Texas historical past have excited extra renowned curiosity than the Mier excursion of 1842. Nineteen-year-old Joseph D. McCutchan used to be one of the three hundred Texans who, with out the canopy of the Lone famous person flag, introduced their very own disastrous invasion around the Rio Grande.
McCutchan's diary presents a shiny account of his experience—the Texans' fast dispatch by way of Mexican troops on the city of Mier, the hardships of a compelled march to Mexico urban, over twenty months of imprisonment, and the adventure again domestic after free up. even if there are different firsthand bills of the Mier excursion, McCutchan used to be the single diarist who the Tampico path to Mexico urban. His account records a special adventure than that of the most physique of prisoners who marched to the nationwide capital in terms of Monterrey, Saltillo, and Agua Nueva.
one of the final of the prisoners to be freed, McCutchan covers in his magazine the entire interval of confinement from December 26, 1842, to the ultimate liberate on September sixteen, 1844.
The McCutchan diary is decided except different Mier money owed not just by means of the recent info it offers, but additionally through Joseph Milton Nance's amazing modifying. Nance is the stated authority at the hostilities among Texas and Mexico throughout the period of the Texas Republic. He has transcribed, edited, and annotated the diary with attribute scholarship and painstaking recognition to detail.

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