FIGHTING IN MEXICO 1861-1867, By Lt. Colonel Bourdeau, Translated by G.F.Nafziger
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This work was published in 1894. Its chapters are:
1.) Oversight of the Stalemate and the Inhabitants at the time of the campaign
2.) Organization of Expeditionary Columns.
Nature of the War in Mexico – Composition and Formation of Columns – Matei ral & Transport – Clothing, Shoes, Loading of the
Haversack – Horses & Mules – Food
3.) Subsistence and Supply
General Organization of the Service of Subsistence – Mode of Payment & Payment Accounts – Supply Columns
4.) Occupation of Posts
Establishment & Surveillance of Lines of Communications – Convoy Escort – Evacuation & Relief of Convoys – Postal Service –
Putting Establishments in a State of Defense.
5.) The Use of Temporary Fortifications
Defensive Organization of Cities & Stations – Part Played by Temporary Fortifications == Combat at Parras, Camaron, Valle Santiago, etc., – The use of the Temporary fortifications by the Mexicans.
6.) Bivouacs & Cantonments
7.) March Tactics
Functional Order & Security. – March of the Vanguard – General Halts – Forced Marches and Night Marches – Retrograde Marches –
Orders & Counter Orders
8.) Combat Tactics
Tactics Employed in Pursuing Mexican Bandits – Usual Mode of Attack by French Troops – Attack on Villages, Fortified Positions –
Mexican Bands, Organization & Tactics – Manner of Fighting – Fight at Presidio
9.) Small Operations
Particular Missions, Installation of Authorities, Escorts of the Emperor, Topographical Surveys, Etc. – Passage of Rivers, rio
Blanco, Rio de Nazas, Etc.
10.) Allied Troops, Guides, & Spies
Means of Reprisals Usually Used – The Robbers of Mexico City, Courts, Martial – Destruction of Villages – The Anti-Guerilla Dupin –
Director of the Post Office of Rio Florido – Fine Imposed on the Notables of Parral – Monument raised in Mexico City.