The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 61
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Reminiscences of Early Texans.
stated, namely, that it was not generally known which road the army
would take until it arrived at the point where the road forked.
Perhaps the exhilarating information was confided to the staff
and Regimental officers-perhaps also to a few others, whose "enthu-
siasm," however, was certainly not manifested by either words,
signs, or gestures. In short, were it worth while, I think I could
easily convict Col. Sherman (provided the foregoing statement is
made on his authority) of at least partial disobedience to the orders
of the Commander in Chief.
[15.] Notes on Yoakum's History of Texas.
In a hasty perusal of a portion of Yoakum's History, I note the
In vol. 1, page 213 he says, "Among the emigrants from Pecan
Point was the Cherokee John Williams. * * It is probable Gar-
rett and Higgins were -the first settlers on the Brazos."
John Williams was not an Indian but a white man-For aught
I know he may have been called by the soubriquet of "Cherokee."
Garrett and I-Iiggins were certainly not the first settlers on the
Brazos. "Dewees' letters" which Yoacum several times quotes, are
"They" (the Carancawas) "proposed to meet Col. Austin at La-
bahia and make a treaty. The latter colecting a hundred volunteers
met them at the creek four miles east of La Bahia. Peace was made
and the Indians obliged themselves not to come east of the San
Antonio. This pledge -they ever after observed." Vol. 1 page 226.
-This pledge the Indians did not observe. There are other errors
in the sentences above quoted. (See the true version in some of
the papers sent you.)
The account of what is termed the "San Saba expediton" on pages
260 & 261 vol 1. is incorrect.
"The next day, the 21st, Ward set out again towards Victoria
where he and his command surrendered to the enemy as prison-
ers of war." Vol 2. page 89.
Ward did not surrender at Victoria but on the Garcitas several
miles east from Victoria.
NoTE.--Yoacum's orthography of the name McOwrley (so pronounced) is
probably correct. He writes it McCareley.
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