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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1916,
AMERICAN INVASION OF MEXICO
Pictures taken at the various centers of operations, showing some of the leaders and giving an idea of the equipment for
the punitive expedition.
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U. S. MOUNTAIN BATTERY PART OK THE PUNITIVE EXPEDITION SENT INTO MEXICO
TO GET VILLA.
The type of Mountain Battery which is part of the Punitive Exptdition into Mexico, in an effort
to get villa, dead or alive, and to wipe out his marauding bands of followers. These men, seasoned
campaigners many of them, veterans of Indian campaigns are thoroughly fnuilirr wilh the kiid cf v:r
fare which will be carried on by Villa in his fight against extermination.
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'RANCISCO VILLA TN A CHARACTERISTIC POSE DASH
ING AHEAD OF HIS TROOPS.
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BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN J. PERSUING IN ACTIVE
COMMAND OF PUNITIVE EXPEDITION WHICH IS
TRYING TO CAPTURE FRANCISCO VILLA.
IN COMMAND OF U. S. TROOPS ON MEXICAN BORDER.
Maj. Gn. Frederick I"unston is the man who is in charge of the
job assigned to the artnv bv President Wilson of "gttting Villa dead
or alive." Funston is in command of the Southern Department of
the ariuv, with headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
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THIRD U. S. CAVALRY TROOP ON THE ROAD AFTER VILLA,
OBSERVATION TOWER USED BY U. S. ARMY IN MEXICAN
This photo shows a Signal Corps Squad operating a field observa
tion tower. This tower will be of the greatest service to the Corps in
the Mexican Expedition. It is demountable and is easily carried on
a caisson: it can be run up in a few minutes and once the observe!
bas climbed un the rungs of the ladder and is safelv ensconced lehind
the protective shield he may view the surrounding country with little
fear of snipers' bullets.