The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 60
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60 Tewas Historical Association Quarterly.
the San Antonio river 30 miles below Goliad. Their children were
rescued by a party of Rangers.
Mrs. Jeorgen, after a long captivity, was purchased from the
Indians and sent home by a U. S. Indian agent. I believe her chil-
dren were also subsequently ransomed.
Jeorgen, in the foregoing paper, should be written Juergen.1
[14.] Texas Almanac for 1858.2
In the Biographical sketch of Genl. Rusk in the Texas Almanac
for 1858, occurs the following passage: "While the army was en-
camped on the evening previous to its reaching the forks of the
road [near McCarley's]5 the commander-in-chief called Col. Sher-
man to his tent and directed him to go through the camp and inform
the officers and men that on the next day they would take the road
to Harrisburg-that Col. Rusk, secretary of war, had given him a
positive order to move in that direction, and that he was bound to
obey the order as coming from his superior. The order was re-
ceived by the whole army, with the greatest enthusiassm, as it
ensured a speedy termination of the retreat and gave hope of a4
battle with the advancing Mexicans."
I cite the above passage in order to record my conviction of the
erroneousness of the concluding sentence, which implies that Col.
Sherman, in obedience to the order of the commander-in-chief,
actually did go through the camp and communicate to the officers
and men the intention of the general to take the right hand road
to Harrsburg. If Col. Sherman asserts that he received such an
order from Genl. H. I have no disposition to question his veracity-
but I do deny that such information was disseminated generally,
among "the officers and men," and re-assert what I have elsewhere
'See THE QUARTERLY, I 301-302.--EDITOR QUARTERLY.
2This, of course, is Mr. Kuykendall's title. As will be seen from the mat-
ter, the caption is too comprehensive.-EDIToR QUARTERLY.
'This is Mr. Kuykendall's bracket.-EDITOR QUARTERLY.
'The italics are Mr. Kuykendall's. Several other departures from the text
-not very important, perhaps, but still worth noting-have been made in
this quotation.-EDITOR QUARTERLY.
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