University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Luis Terrazas Letter, 1862

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Terraraz, Luis
Title: Luis Terrazas Letter
Dates: 1862
Abstract: The Luis Terraza letter was written by Terraza, then governor of Chihuahua, Mexico, to General Pedro Hinjosa about the Union reinforcement at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas.
Accession No.: 69-80
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.,%20Luis.htm (accessed August 4, 2010).

Scope and Contents

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.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hinojosa, Pedro, 1820-1903
Terrezas, Luis, 1829-1923 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army.
Military occupation -- Texas.
Chihuahua (Mexico : State)
El Paso (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fort Bliss (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Luis Terrazas Letter, 1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3K1 Luis Terrazas Letter