Texas and part of Mexico & the United States, showing the route of the first Santa Fe Expedition

W. Kemble, Texas and part of Mexico & the United States, showing the route of the first Santa Fe Expedition , New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844, Map #94035 , Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX. President Mirabeau Lamar conceived the Santa Fe Expedition to direct trade into Texas and bring New Mexican territory under Texan control. Brigadier General Hugh McLeod led over three hundred soldiers, merchants, teamsters, and other travelers from Kenney’s Fort near Austin on June 19, 1841. The convoy included twenty-one ox-drawn carts bearing supplies and over $200,000 worth of […]

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