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America's Monument to Her

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���motor supply-cars with which the United States Army provided years ago. The lack of such vehicles in crossing the Mexican border. The army officials motor-trucks. On the night that war was declared in of motor-trucks were on their way to each strategical point

crude field kitchens. Another item of American equip- pares very unfavorably with that in the European armies, is heavy, cumbersome, and cannot be used en route

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A system of signaling borrowed from the Indians. A squad from Troop E, Twelfth United States Cavalry, sending up a smoke signal to apprise the rear guard of their position. In the wide expanses of Mexico, where the human eye can detect with remarkable accuracy objects fifty to seventy- five miles away, the smoke signal represents the most effective means of giving information when wireless and telephone are not available

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