A Guide to the Luis Terrazas Letter, 1862
Don Luis Terrazas (1829-1923) was born José Louis Gonzaga Jesús Daniel Terrazas Fuentas in Chihuahua, Mexico, on July 20, 1829. He was a Mexican politician, businessman, rancher, and soldier, and prominent figure in the state of Chihuahua during the Mexican Revolution. He led the Cientificos during the regime of Porfirio Diaz and founded the Creel-Terrazas family. Terrazas served as governor of Chihuahua (1858-1873; 1879-1903).
“Prominent Personalities of the Mexican Revolution.” The Nevada Observer. http://www.nevadaobserver.com/Mexican%20Revolution%20-%20People/Mexican%20Revolution%20-%20Terrazas,%20Luis.htm (accessed August 4, 2010).
The Luis Terrazas Letter, 1862, is a Spanish letter written by Terrazas to General Pedro Hinjosa dated January 30, 1862, with marginal notes indicating contents of his reply on March 3, 1862. It described the difficulties presented by the increase in American forces camped in Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas.
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Luis Terrazas Letter, 1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by goodrich, May 1970
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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