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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The defeat of Cortina's Band. (search)
The defeat of Cortina's Band. --The Laredo correspondent of the Corpus Christi Ranchero furnishes the annexed particulars of the defeat of Cortina's band, which has been already noticed by telegraph: On the 22d May, a company of Mexicans from Texas, attached to Col. Ford's force, and under immediate command of Capt. Behavides, with forty men of his company, attacked Cortina, who was encamped about one mile and a half from Redmond's rancho, with about seventy men, and completely round him — killing seven of his men and wounding several, and dispersing the place; he got a great many horses, saddles, guns, &c. Cortina passed on the 20th, about nine miles below, and had Capt. Benavides completely hemmed up in Redmond's house, hoping to starve him out, and firing on him from time to time. One of Benavides' men volunteered to take an express through the enemy at Laredo, and Lieut. Callaghan started from there at 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived here at 9 o'clock next morning, r