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    Francisco "Poncho" Villa Military Order Signed. In the one page order, in Spanish, August 29, 1913, Bustillos, [Chihuahua], Villa commands that "10 rifles Mauser" be given to Captain Joaquin Terrazas for use by his men. The order is signed, "Francisco Villa" as "El General en Jefe". On August 29, 1913 Villa's Division of the North was locked in battle with Victoriano Huerta's federal forces in the State of Chihuahua. Villa defeated the Federales and captured the cities of Guerrero, Bustillos, and Casas Grandes. His forces, attacking the town of San Andrés, were charging headlong into federal machine gun and artillery fire and the Dorados, as Villa's men were known, needed every gun they could find. The order, on lined paper, is evenly toned, else in excellent condition.

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    December, 2009
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