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Mexican Imperial troops re-occupy Bagdad, Mexico after American forces withdraw.

Political streetfighting in Matamoras, Mexico, January 13, 1864, artist's impression
01/24/1866

Adding to the confusion along the Texas/Mexico border, a regular and irregular American force had taken the port town of Bagdad, Mexico, across the border from Brownsville.   Bagdad was looted and order was not restored until days later, when U.S. General Godfrey Wietzel, regional commander in Texas, arrived, declared military law and arrested the American adventurers responsible. With an international clash with France in mind, Wietzel withdrew his forces and Mexican Imperialist troops re-occupied the town.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Robert Ryal Miller, "Lew Wallace and the French Intervention in Mexico," Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 59, Issue 1, 1963, pp 31-50.
"Mexico," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 497.

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