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Dr. Juliet E. K. Walker
Professor, Department of History
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Brownsville Raid, 1906

"THE TROUBLE IN Brownsville, Texas, began around midnight on August 13, 1906, and lasted about ten minutes. The official records lists two casualties - a young bartender killed, a police lieutenant wounded - but the records were compiled by white men who counted as casualties only other white men, not the one hundred and sixty-seven black soldiers who were administratively savaged by order of President Theodore Roosevelt on the basis of information he had received from a blundering military bureaucracy headed by his heir presumptive, William Howard Taft."

Source:  John D. Weaver, BROWNSVILLE RAID (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1992) at http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/ap_ex.htm

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Last Modified: March 15, 2003