The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 20
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of the world's greatest guerrilla leaders was on his way to victory,
defeat, and the firing squad.
Mina's expedition had all the characteristics of the filibuster.
It was organized in England and the United States, both of which
countries were at peace with Spain. It was thus directed against
the territory of a friendly power, and neither government made
serious efforts to prevent its fruition. The personnel was made
up largely of young American officers who hoped to win honor
and glory in Mexico, and it was financed by merchants who gam-
bled on the chance of making huge profits. Unfortunately for
the brilliant guerrilla general, the Mexican cause was at low ebb
when he arrived at Soto la Marina. His remarkable career was
to be shattered against the apathy and selfishness which charac-
terized the Mexican chieftains.
HARRIS GAYLORD WARREN.
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