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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1914)
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
STRATEGIC POINT ON .VERA CRUZ RAILWAY
MAP OF MEXICO CITY
AMERICAN CLUD ifnBSSSDS&M
This Is ono of tho two bridges on tho lino of the railway from Vera Cruz to Mexico City, tho control of which
moans much to the success of the Amorlcan troops. The bridges are only a few miles from Vera Cruz, and their
destruction would seriously humpcr the movement toward tho capital.
SHOT WHILE RAISING FLAG
FIFTH BRIGADE EMBARKS AT GALVESTON
GENERAL FRED FUNSTON
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WHAT OUR GUNS DID TO VERA CRUZ
Tho Fifth brigade, U. S. A., under command of llrlg Gen. Prod Funston,
on its way to tho transports at tho Galveston docks, whero it embarked for
Vera Cruz, In tho brigade arc about 4,700 oillcors and men, comprising tho
Fourth, Sovonth, Nineteenth nnd Twenty-eighth infantry, tho Sixth cavalry,
ono battery of tho Fourth fluid artillery, a company of engineers, a company
of tho signal corps and an ambulance corps.
Brig. Gen. Fred Funston is in com
mand of tho Fifth brigade, United
States army, which went from Galves
ton to Vera Cruz to carry on the work
begun by tho men of tho fleet.
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When George D Poinsett, able sea
man from the United States battle
ship Florida, went down beneath fed
eral rifles at Vera Cruz, tho first
American killed fighting for his coun
try in tho present trouble with Mexi
co, his name went into historic rec
ords which will liyo when most of
us are forgotten. Ho was shot and
killed while he was raising the Hag,
for which ho gave his young life, over
tho customs houso at Vera Cruz.
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Because scattered bands and individuals would not cease firing at tho
Americans in Vera Cruz, Admiral Fletcher was compelled to order that tho
city be shelled by the warships. This photograph shows how the buildings
were battered by the naval guns.
ALONG THE ROUTE OF INVADERS
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' W V wlJ i- ' ?' iflli1,'V- 1 Col. Charles M. O'Connor of tin Sec-
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iff ' y , stationed at Texas City. far sample of the kind of mountainous country through which an Invading:
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' ftifl Lle rf malt ameri '"x MEX,CAN "SNIPERS" IN VERA CRUZ STREETS
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Colonel Loughborough (left) and Colonol Perkins (right), of tho Twen
tieth United Statea infautry, now on tho Mexican border, and some of their
troops In action.
Thcso Bailors aro sending a mes
sago from the bridge of a buttlcshlp
by what Is known as tho Ardols sj-b-torn
Senor Lopez Portlllo y Hojas, tho
minister of foreign affairs In the cabl
not of General Huerta.
"Snipers" picking oft American bluejackets and marines after the land
ing at Vera Cruz. It was tho activity of these marksmen, behind walls and
on housetops, that made necessary the shelling of the city
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