Ammo Clip from US Invasion Of Mexico in Presentation Box
- Authentic M1903 Springfield Ammunition Clip (reassembled)
- This ammo clip was a part of the last campaign of Mounted US Cavalry
- 1916 US Invasion of Mexico
- Discovered in Columbus, New Mexico
- Box measure 4.5" x 5.5" x 1"
- Each relic is unique but will be equal to the one displayed
** Invasion Of Pancho Villa **
Francisco "Pancho" Villa was initially a bandit during the rule of Porfirio Díaz, who became a Mexican revolutionary general. He supported the revolution of Francisco I. Madero against Díaz, then became a key figure in the revolutionary violence following the rightwing coup ousting and murdering President Madero. Villa is one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican Revolution.
The Pancho Villa Expedition—now known officially in the United States as the Mexican Expedition, but originally referred to as the "Punitive Expedition, U.S. Army" —was a military operation conducted by the United States Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa from March 14, 1916, to February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920. The expedition was launched in retaliation for Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and was the most remembered event of the Mexican Border War. The declared objective of the expedition by the Wilson administration was the capture of Villa. Despite locating and defeating the main body of Villa's command who were responsible for the Columbus raid, U.S. forces were unable to achieve Wilson's stated main objective of preventing Villa's escape. The active search for Villa ended after a month in the field when troops sent by Venustiano Carranza, the head of the Constitutionalist faction of the revolution and then head of the Mexican government, resisted the U.S. incursion. The Constitutionalist forces used arms at the town of Parral to resist passage of a U.S. Army column. The U.S. mission was changed to prevent further attacks on it by Mexican troops and to plan for the possibility of war. When war was averted diplomatically, the expedition remained in Mexico until February 1917 to encourage Carranza's government to pursue Villa and prevent further raids across the border.
The Last Cavalry Campaign Display
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