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

Few episodes in Texas heritage have excited extra renowned curiosity than the Mier excursion of 1842. Nineteen-year-old Joseph D. McCutchan was once one of the three hundred Texans who, with out the canopy of the Lone megastar flag, introduced their very own disastrous invasion around the Rio Grande.
McCutchan's diary presents a brilliant account of his experience—the Texans' quickly dispatch by means 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 unencumber. even though there are different firsthand bills of the Mier excursion, McCutchan was once the single diarist who the Tampico path to Mexico urban. His account records a special event 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 total interval of confinement from December 26, 1842, to the ultimate liberate on September sixteen, 1844.
The McCutchan diary is determined except different Mier debts not just by way of the hot details it presents, but in addition by way of Joseph Milton Nance's tremendous modifying. Nance is the said authority at the hostilities among Texas and Mexico through the period of the Texas Republic. He has transcribed, edited, and annotated the diary with attribute scholarship and painstaking cognizance to detail.

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