Mexican Border Wars 1910-1919

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Mexican Border Wars (1910-1919) - Started in 1910 at the beginning of the Mexican Revolution as a series of conflicts along the U.S.-Mexican border. The United States stationed thousands of Army troops at forts, camps and in towns along the border to prevent the warring factions from attacking border towns on the U.S. side.
The 1916 attack on Columbus, New Mexico, by Pancho Villa caused the U.S. to send troops over the border under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, (Cullum 3126). Known as the Mexican Expedition this action was billed as an action to capture or kill Villa and his men, not as support for any of the factions. The action succeeded in reducing the attacks but did not capture or kill Pancho Villa himself.
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