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After subduing New Mexico, Doniphan marched to Chihuahua, which then had 40,000 inhabitants, and raised the United States flag over the citadel; and from this latter place he continued his march to the Gulf of Mexico.
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I am aware that my name has been connected with all the bank robberies in the country; but positively I had nothing to do with any one of them. I look upon my life since the war as a blank, and will never say anything to make it appear otherwise.
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I cannot see what interest, then, an interview with me would possess more than that with any other of the ex-guerrillas, many of whom are still living.
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I have been wounded altogether twenty times; eleven of these wounds were received at Northfield.
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I never, in all my life, had anything whatever to do with robbing any bank in the state of Missouri.
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I occupy much of my time in theological studies for which I have a natural inclination.
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I should say the same to sister Retta, whom I love better than all the world, if she should ask me the question.
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I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause.
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I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful.
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In the war of 1856 Jackson county, and the settlement about Independence especially, was more largely represented, perhaps, than any other section.
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It was in Jackson county chiefly, also, that Col. Doniphan recruited his famous regiment for the Mexican war and made that wonderful march known in history as De rando del murato, the journey of death.
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It would have been a good idea if, in your book, you had given a short history of that county; the facts might easily be collected in Independence where many old settlers still reside, who are familiar with some of the bitter antagonisms which distinguished the early settlement of that district.
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Jim and I are still receiving surgical attention, and will be the remainder of our lives.
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Jim was wounded four times at Northfield, and six times in all. Bob was never wounded until the pursuit in Minnesota, where he was struck three times.
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Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence, but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county collected to drive them off, after several stubborn fights.
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The Mormons withdrew from the State and settled their community at Nauvoo, Illinois, but in a few years afterward about fifty of them again came into Missouri and settled in Platte county.
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The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors.
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The world may believe as it pleases.
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They had scarcely established themselves, however, before another company of Jackson county citizens, chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.
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This diabolical war, distinguished by the most atrocious cruelties the conqueror can inflict upon his captive, prepared the way, and created the guerrilla in 1862.
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We have no special duties. Jim and I being on the hospital list do very little, while Bob performs various duties.
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