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Forces of Juan Cortina defeat Texas Rangers and drive them back to Brownsville

Texas, 1857, zoomable map
11/25/1859
A force of Texas Rangers under Captain W.G. Tobin made an attempt to break the virtual siege of the Brownsville area by the small army Juan Cortina had assembled to assert Mexican rights along the border.  The Cortinistas were waiting, however, and inflicted a heavy defeat on the the Rangers, driving them back into the town.  Brownsville would not be made safe from the Cortina forces until December, when Rangers and U.S. Regulars drove Cortina into Mexico.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
T.R. Fehrenbach, Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (New York: MacMillan & company, 1968), 514. 

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