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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Joseph Biddle Wilkinson was a lieutenant in the United States
Army and the son of General James Wilkinson. He joined the expe-
dition against the advice of Shaler, and worked with Bullard and
Picornel to unseat Gutierrez. Arredondo thought that his body had
been identified on the battlefield of the Medina. He was actually the
first man out of Texas with word of the defeat of the republican army.
Garrett, Green Flag Over Texas, 202, 217; Hatcher, "Arredondo's
Report of the Battle of the Medina," Quarterly of the Texas State
Historical Association, XI, 225; Shaler to Monroe, July 14, 1813,
Shaler Papers.
Wolforth was living in Mississippi about 1841. Foote, Texas and
the Texans, I, 186n.
Young was identified by Gaines as: born in New York, handled the
artillery during the Battle of Alazan, served as an officer in the United
States Army during the war with Great Britain and later joined the
Mina Expedition. Possibly it was Colonel Guilford Dudley Young,
a native of Connecticut who was a major of the New York Volunteers
in 1812, was discharged on June 15, 1815, worked with Mina, and
was killed during Miranda's expedition. Gulick and others, Lamar
Papers, I, 286; Heitman, Register, I, 1067-1068; Army Lineage Book
(3 vols.; Washington, 1953), II, 65, 83.
Antonio Delgado commanded the troops that killed the Spanish
officers. His father had been executed for taking part in the Las Casas
rebellion in 1811. He was captured by the Spaniards after the Battle
of the Medina and was hanged. Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, VI,
Tomas Examia-see note 76.
Antonio Flores apparently served as adjutant of the Mexican con-
tingent. Ibid., VI, 150.
Sabas Fuentes was secretary to Gutierrez. Gutierrez to Shaler, No-
vember 25, 1812, included with Shaler to Monroe, March 13, 1813,
Shaler Papers.
Juan Galvan was a native of San Antonio who joined the expedition
on the Sabine. He was in charge of grazing the horses during the
siege of La Bahia and apparently sold out to the Spaniards. In 1819,
Galvan was serving as a sergeant of the Bexar Company. Gulick and
others, Lamar Papers, IV, Pt. 1, 278; ibid., VI, 145; Taylor, The Letters
of Antonio Martinez, 217, 243.
Juan Garcia was a sergeant. Gutierrez to Shaler, November 23, 1812,
included with Shaler to Monroe, March 13, 1813, Shaler Papers.
Guadana was mortally wounded at the Medina. Gulick and others,
Lamar Papers, VI, 153.


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed May 2, 2016.

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