The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 33
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General Austin's Order Bookc for Campaign of 1835.
BEFORE NIGHT. Should you be attacked by a large force send an
express immediately with the particulars.
S. F. Austin
P W Grayson,
Orderly Book Continued.
(Substantially a correct copy.')
Head Quarters Mission Concepcion,
1 miles from Bexar Oct 28, 1835
To the President of the Consultation of Texas,
I have the honor to inform you that the enemy to the number
of about 300 Cavalry, and 100 infantry as nearly as can be ascer-
tained with two pieces of Cannon at Sunrise this morning attacked
a Detachment of the Army (under the Command of Col. Bowie
and Capt. Fannin) composed of ninety men who were posted at
this place, and after a warm engagement of 3 hours were repulsed
with the loss of one piece of Cannon a Six pounder, and about
30 muskets 16 men left dead on the field and from the best ac-
counts nearly as many more that were carried off.-The number
of wounded we can only conjecture, with the exception of two
that remained on the field.
It is with great regret I have to say that on our side we had
one man Richd. Andrews of Mina dangerously wounded, I fear
mortally. But we have sustained no other loss except a few horses.
The main body of the Army came up in about 30 minutes after
the enemy had retired.
A more circumstantial account of this Action, which has re-
sulted so gloriously to the Federal Army and more particularly to
the individuals immediately engaged, will be given, so soon as it
can be made out.
The overwhelming superiority of force and the brilliancy of the
victory gained over them speak for themselves in terms too ex-
pressive to require for me any further eulogy. I must urge the
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