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George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed Re/ His March Against Pancho Villa

George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa

George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa


George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa

George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa


George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa
   George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa

Army general in World War II. In his 36-year Army career, he was an advocate of armored warfare and commanded major units in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. Many have viewed Patton as a pure and ferocious warrior, well suited by the nickname Old Blood and Guts, given to him after a reporter misquoted his statement that it takes blood and brains to win a war.

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE S. PATTON TO HIS SISTER REGARDING HIS MARCH AGAINST PANCHO VILLA TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS FIRST COMBAT EXPERIENCE. Historically important autograph letter signed by George S.

Patton to his sister, Anne Nita Patton. Two weeks before his first combat experience, Patton writes to his sister about the march against Pancho Villa: This is a most disappointing campaign it has all the dirt and none of the glory and our hands are so tired that we cant do much. We have not seen a school for two hundred miles and for four hundred miles were only on four ranches one of them of 3,600,000 acres.. THIS IS A MOST DISAPPOINTING CAMPAIGN IT HAS ALL THE DIRT AND NONE OF THE GLORY AND OUR HANDS ARE SO TIRED THAT WE CANT DO MUCH. Patton wouldnt be disappointed for much longer. On May 14, 1916, Patton led a raid against Villas second-in-command, Colonel Julio Cardenas, near Rubio in the Mexican state of Chihuahua in what is considered the first motorized attack in United States military history. He convinced General John J.

Pershing to allow him to command a raid against Cardenas. According to a contemporary newspaper account, Pattons cars, Running nearly sixty miles an hour they were within less than 100 yards of the building before their presence was discovered. A Mexican in the yard gave the warning, but it was too late.

By the time Cardenas and his two men could get on their horses and dash for the ranch gate, the Americans had surrounded the place. Cardenas was the first man to emerge. He and Lieutenant Patton engaged in a pistol duel, in which a shot from Pattons weapon broke the bandits arm and drove him back into the ranchhouse, later to be slain by the soldiers when he tried to escape from another side..

Denver, 24 May 1916, p. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa" is in sale since Tuesday, October 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Signed by: George S. Patton
  • Autograph Authentication: RR Auction


George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa
   George S. Patton Autograph Letter Signed re/ His March Against Pancho Villa