The Battle of Agua Prieta
lends Carranza’s forces their help, U.S. railroads were used to transport Carranza’s troops.
effectively trying to destroy Villa and his ability to continue the Revolution
forces are ambushed by Obregon and a much stronger better supported Mexican Army
is wiped out, forced knocked down to less than 500 men.
quits the Revolution
was led by the United States to believe that he would be the one recognized,
when he was not he warned the Americans to be on the lookout for him.
and the United States
Born 1876 Chihuahua Mexico, real name was Doroteo Arrango, changed his name following the
rape of his sister.
Worked as a butcher, Brick layer and horse runner
Was sentenced to death when Huerta took control of Mexico
Was somewhat of a celebrity in the United States prior to 1916 would come across the border
in El paso and have Ice Cream in the local shops.
Had pictures taken with famous American military men including Black Jack John Pershing.
Attack on the United States
Santa Isabel Jan. 1916, U.S. sends engineers to Mexico to help with humanitarian project,
leave by railroad,
Villa stops the train; pulls off all 15 Americans shoot them all in the back of the head,
in cold blood.
Feb 1916 William Benton prominent cattle rancher.
Villa was stealing his cattle to feed his men
Benton confronts Villa asks him to pay for the cattle he has taken
Benton is murdered by Villa and his men
Columbus New Mexico
March 6 Villa is located 30 miles south of Columbus New Mexico
March 7 Villa warns Americans to be on the lookout for him
March 8 Villa is located 8 miles south of Columbus
March 9 1916 Pancho Villa with 500 men raid the border town of Columbus New Mexico
Town is burned to the ground
Local bank is robbed, numerous businesses are looted, women are raped
Villa lost 22 men, 19 Americans are killed and the town is destroyed
President Wilson orders a Punitive expedition to find and punish Villa