The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 182
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
about ten o'clock; the Texians succeeded in getting possession of
some large stone houses in which they remained four days keeping
up a steady fire 'day and night. On the fifth night an assault was
made on the fort itself, and they succeeded in driving the enemy
therefrom and from the whole town with a very considerable loss,
while the Texian loss was 4 killed and 15 wounded.- Among the
killed was Col. Milam whose loss is severely felt throughout Texas.
The Mexicans surrendered all their arms and munitions of war,
amounting to 30 pieces of artillery and a large number of small
arms with a large amount of ammunition for both. The Mexicans
were about 1200 strong while the conquerors were not exceeding
300. The main body of Texians were lying within three quarters
of a mile, and refused to assist, as they expected defeat to the last
minute. There is not now an armed Mexican in the country. The
above statement is strictly correct; I have a personal knowledge of
all the particulars as I have the honor of being known as one of the
300. I have been in two other engagements, in one was shot
through the boot, &c. in both successful. Mexicans can't stand the
I am now in this place on business, and shall return to Texas
in four days.
Your Brother, &c.
A. H. Jones.
To Win. E. Jones.
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