Mexican Border War Records, July 1916 to October 1916

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Descriptive Summary

  • Title: Mexican Border War Records, July 1916 to October 1916
  • Dates: July 1916 to October 1916
  • Abstract: The collection consists mostly of correspondence between Eugene Tower and his wife, Carrie Sargent Truean Tower
  • Collection Number: S 1812.1
  • Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)
  • Biographical Sketch:

    The “Mexican Border War” refers to the several military engagements along the U.S./Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, more commonly known as the “Border War” or “Border Campaign.” The correspondence in this collection to describes the Pancho Villa Expedition, also known as the Mexican Expedition and Punitive Expedition, into Mexico by U.S. military forces led by General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing from 1916 to 1917. The expedition was launched in retaliation for Pancho Villa’s attack on the New Mexican town of Columbus.

    Scope and Content:

    The Mexican Border War Records consist almost entirely of correspondence to and from Eugene Tower from El Paso, Texas during the U.S. Punitive Expedition into Mexico, and date from July 2 to October 11, 1916.


    The Mexican Border War Records are organized by the date of correspondence.


    Open for research.

    Index Terms:

    The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

    Subjects (Persons)

  • Tower, Eugene.
  • Tower, Carrie Sargent Truean
  • Subjects

  • United States Army
  • United States Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916
  • Mexican Border War
  • Subjects (Places)

  • Columbus (N.M.)
  • El Paso (Tex.)
  • Mexico
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    Mexican Border War Records, July 1916 to October 1916, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas