Columbus, NM

PO Columbus NM

On March 9, 1916, on the orders of Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco “Pancho” Villa, 500 men crossed the border into the United States and attacked Columbus, New Mexico, which was garrisoned by a detachment of the 13th Cavalry Regiment. Villa’s army burned part of the town, killed 8 soldiers and 10 residents, and looted the post office, as shown on the postcard above.

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