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French filibuster Gaston Raoul Raousset arrives in the northern Mexican state of Sonora

Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon, detail
06/01/1852
French filibuster Gaston Raoul Raousset, along with 600 mercenary troops recruited in San Francisco, arrived in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. His intent was to capture territory on behalf of a Franco-Mexican mining company. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 521.

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