“For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Century Laredo Tejanos, Military Service, and the Development of American Nationalism

“For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Century Laredo Tejanos, Military Service, and... vi Southwestern Historical Quarterly October San Antonio TEXAS Ft. Duncan Piedras Eagle Pass Negras Corpus Christi WEBB COAHUILA ENCINAL DUVAL NUECES Ft. McIntosh Nuevo Laredo Laredo ZAPATA STARR San Ygnacio Carrizo Clareño Guerrero Falcon HIDALGO CAMERON Mier Ringgold Barracks Camargo NUEVO LEÓN Reynosa Monterrey Matamoros TAMALUIPAS MEXICO Gulf of Town Fort Mexico Ranch A. Mendoza The South T The South exas-Mexico Bor Texas-Mexico Borde der Region, 1860s–90 r Region, 1860s-1890s s. Map by the author. Rio Grande City Fort Brown Brownsville 2009 Article 125 “For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Centur y Laredo Tejanos, Militar y Ser vice, and the Development of American Nationalism Alexander Mendoza* n Saturday, July 4, 2004, approximately two-hundred veterans of the United States armed forces, family members, Oand other dignitaries, gathered near downtown Laredo, Texas, to commemorate the unveiling of a monument to honor the forty-one Hispanic veterans who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military service. The local citizenry who came to hear speeches from business leaders and others met at the newly inaugurated Laredo National Bank Flag Park of the Americas, a small tract of land adjacent to a branch of the longstanding city bank. Local artist http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

“For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Century Laredo Tejanos, Military Service, and the Development of American Nationalism

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vi Southwestern Historical Quarterly October San Antonio TEXAS Ft. Duncan Piedras Eagle Pass Negras Corpus Christi WEBB COAHUILA ENCINAL DUVAL NUECES Ft. McIntosh Nuevo Laredo Laredo ZAPATA STARR San Ygnacio Carrizo Clareño Guerrero Falcon HIDALGO CAMERON Mier Ringgold Barracks Camargo NUEVO LEÓN Reynosa Monterrey Matamoros TAMALUIPAS MEXICO Gulf of Town Fort Mexico Ranch A. Mendoza The South T The South exas-Mexico Bor Texas-Mexico Borde der Region, 1860s–90 r Region, 1860s-1890s s. Map by the author. Rio Grande City Fort Brown Brownsville 2009 Article 125 “For Our Own Best Interests”: Nineteenth-Centur y Laredo Tejanos, Militar y Ser vice, and the Development of American Nationalism Alexander Mendoza* n Saturday, July 4, 2004, approximately two-hundred veterans of the United States armed forces, family members, Oand other dignitaries, gathered near downtown Laredo, Texas, to commemorate the unveiling of a monument to honor the forty-one Hispanic veterans who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military service. The local citizenry who came to hear speeches from business leaders and others met at the newly inaugurated Laredo National Bank Flag Park of the Americas, a small tract of land adjacent to a branch of the longstanding city bank. Local artist

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Published: Oct 15, 2011

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