The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 57
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John Crittenden Duval.
1836. ( -The Company entered for Marine Service on board
Invincible. They sail in search of the Mexican
-After an unsuccessful cruise, they return to camp
-A day or two after they are ordered to Copano.
-Invincible takes them to "Matagorda Island."
January They remain several days there. Then they embark
and on a small vessel for Copano.
February. -They make a day's march to Refugio. And in
another day and a-half reach Goliad.
-They here joined Fannin, who had "about four
--Their service at Goliad consisted of drills,
strengthening the fortifications of the place, a
march to San Patricio to secure two cannon, and a
march to Carlos Ranch to arrest spies.
March 3d.-News of the defeat of Grant and Johnson arrives.
10th.-King with twenty-seven men despatched to Refugio.
llth.-A despatch from Houston to Fannin arrives and it is
"rumored in camp that Colonel Fannin should evacu-
ate Goliad and fall back to the Colorado."
13th.-Ward with 125 men was despatched to Refugio to aid
19th.-Fannin begins his retreat to Victoria. In the after-
noon the battle of Coleto, or "Encinal del Perdito,"
20th.-Fannin surrenders to Urrea.
24th.-Miller and his eighty men who had been captured at
Copano are brought to Goliad.
25th.-Ward and his remnant are returned to Goliad. All
are now confined in the "Old Mission" at Goliad.
John C. Duval, John HI-olliday, and Samuel T. Brown
escape together and travelled all the night under the
leadership of Holliday.
28th.-All day they continue their retreat in drizzling rain.
29th.-They continued the retreat all day. Cold.
30th.-Duval now discovered that they were returning to-
wards Goliad. Holliday, not believing it, reconnoi-
tres, and gets a view of Goliad. Holliday assumes
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