Latinx Bravery in the American Civil War

The Civil War raged through the Southwest as well as the South, and many Latinos fought to defend the USA.   The Battle of Honey Springs was the largest battle fought in the Native American national territories, on July 17, 1873.  Latinx Colonel Leonidas M. Martin organized and led the 10th Texas Calvary, and later commanded the 5th Texas Partisan Rangers. The Union Army won, and succeeded in disrupting Confederate supply lines in this area for the duration of the Civil War.

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