Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mesilla” in chapter 19 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
...rring them to the States after the arrival of four companies from Fort Buchanan, viz., two of the Seventh Infantry and two of the First Dragoons, which we preceded on the road.
The audacity of the Mesilla people in keeping up a secession flag had excited the ire of the commander of the United States forces at Fort Fillmore, Major Lynde, and, after frequent threats, he resolved to chastise them.
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