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deployed to stop our advance &c-Our skirmishers advanced,
those of the enemy retiring for about 2 miles, when the Mexicans
withdrew entirely, leaving us to pursue our course unmolested.25
Went into camp at about 7 P.M. Total distance marched about
June 2o-Reveille at 4 Moved at 6 A.M. Marched about 7 miles,
bivouacked [sic] at about 9. Ordered to be ready to move at 3 P.M.
Have about 18 miles to go to reach the Rio Grande at the mouth
of the "Las Moras" Moved at 3 P.M. Marched 8 miles and en-
camped on the San Rodriguez River at 6.3o.
June 21. Reveille at 4.A.M. Moved at 6. Marched to Monclova27
where we had reports of the presence of Mexicans-Formed for
action and fooled around for an hour or so when we resumed
our march-False alarm-Before reaching Monclova our battalion
was ordered forward as Provost Guard. After the troops had passed
through we followed and arrived at the Rio Grande at about
3 P.M.-Crossed-mounted on the Cavalry horses, and arrived in
camp at about 4. Our battalion was the first Infantry that crossed
the Rio Grande and the last to re-cross28 Expedition broken up
-We start for Clark to-morrow.
June 22. Reveille at 4 A.M. moved at 6. Camped about noon on
the "Las Moras"-14 miles-
June 23. Arrived at Fort Clark
250ther versions of this encounter appear in the Army and Navy Journal, June
29, 1878, p. 763, and in Stephen Y. Seyburn, "The Tenth Regiment of Infantry," in
Rodenbough and Haskin (eds.), The Army of the United States, 542-543-
"6The Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs protested against this expedition on
July 12, 1878, complaining that sixty head of cattle were taken, three fanegas
(each about 1.59 acres) of cultivated ground destroyed, and fences and plows
burned, thus alarming the inhabitants of the area. Foster to Evarts, July 15, 1878,
House Executive Documents, 45th Cong., 3rd Sess. (Serial No. 1951), Document No.
1, p. 555.
27Monclova Viejo was located near the Rio Grande about sixteen miles above
Piedras Negras, in the State of Coahuila, about where present Mora stands.
A. W. Spaight's Official Map of the State of Texas, 1882.
O80n August 16, 1878, approximately two months later, Captain McNaught was
again ordered to the Rio Grande. On this occasion, his troops covered the recrossing
of Captain Young's Battalion of the 8th Cavalry. Journal of Capt. McNaught,
August 16-18, 1878.
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