Two days after starting, the "Tampico," having made four hundred and eighty miles, came in sight of the coast of Florida.
But I never learned this till we got to Tampico, where they went with me for the tarpon-fishing.
Beside Camargo, Mier, Tampico, and several other towns were in the hands of the insurgents.
We notice, on the coast, the Gulf of Tampico, into which pours the river Panuco.
We arranged for a canoe and four men to start that night and hurry us back to Tampico with all possible speed.
By the twenty-third Tampico had therefore a garrison of about 650 good regulars.
Tampico felt it, and a long groan vibrated through his chattering teeth.
On the streets we met the baron who had been with us on our voyage from Tampico.
Shields, while governor of Tampico, placed an officer of the regulars at the head of this department.
Tampico was, also, ours, and Taylor had pushed his victorious army to Saltillo.