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The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Field Marshal Sanin Anna. Don Antonia Lopez de Santa Anna, who has been appointed Field Marshal by Maximilian, is always turning up. He is an elastic and irrepressible football of destiny. In his interview with Gen. Houston, after the battle of San Jacinto, he said: "General, you can afford to be generous; you are born to no common destiny, you have conquered the Napoleon of the West. " It must be admitted that, after many vicissitudes of fortune, he is now, is not Napoleon, next but one Anna, who has been appointed Field Marshal by Maximilian, is always turning up. He is an elastic and irrepressible football of destiny. In his interview with Gen. Houston, after the battle of San Jacinto, he said: "General, you can afford to be generous; you are born to no common destiny, you have conquered the Napoleon of the West. " It must be admitted that, after many vicissitudes of fortune, he is now, is not Napoleon, next but one to Napoleon's nephew, which is coming considerably nearer to Napoleon than most who lay claim to that title. For more than forty years Santa Anna has been a soldier, and among the many Generals of Mexico none have approached him in genius and energy. Maximilian, who has no doubt repeated of late that part of his studies which includes the New World, must be well acquainted with the brilliant and eccentric career of this military and political comet. Possibly he has not over looked the fac