The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 330
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330 Tewas Historical Association Quarterly.
bear a charmed life for he entered the entrenchment untouched
amid the huzzas and congratulations of his fellow-soldiers! . . .
In the campaign of the spring of '36, Ingram was a private in
Capt. Hill's company and did yoeman service in the Battle of San
Jacinto. . . . In the year 1837, Ingram married and settled
on the Colorado nine miles above La Grange. In 1847 he was
elected a Capt. of militia and was commissioned by Governor J.
Pinckney Henderson-- . .
Elijah Ingram, a younger brother of Captain Ingram and who
came to Texas at a somewhat later period, was also a brave sol-
dier, and in different conflicts with the Indians had three horses
shot under him. In the year 1835, a man of the name of Hibbins,
residing on the Guadalupe was killed by the Indians, and his wife
and child were taken prisoners. Elijah was with the company that
pursued the Indians who were overtaken and attacked. Elijah
rushed into the midst of the Indians and rescued the woman and
child, but was severely wounded by a musket ball, which entered
his wrist, passed up his arm, and lodged in his shoulder. In 1838
or 1839 he was with a company of surveyors at the three forks of
the Trinity, who were attacked by an overwhelming force of
Indians. After losing several men the survivors mounted their
horses to retreat. At this moment a wounded man implored Elijah
to save him. He dismounted, placed the wounded man in his sad-
dle, and leaped up behind him; but in the act, was himself shot
and killed. The wounded man effected his escape on Ingram's
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