The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 280
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unteers, contained these soldiers from Virginia: David Balfour,
of Norfolk; John H. P. Brent, of Fauquier county; James Dunn,
of Wheeling; Silas A. Gordon, of Augusta county; John M.
Hooper, of Hanover; John T. Morehead, of Rockbridge county;
Benjamin Smith, of Frederick; and L. C. Toncray, of Washing-
ton.' With General Houston at San Jacinto were Oscar Farish,
of Fredericksburg, a private in Captain McIntyre's company;2
Washington Anderson, a member of Company C, First Regiment,
Texas Volunteers, who was wounded; James Montgomery, and
Crittenden. In addition these Virginians saw service in the
Texan cause: John Claiborne, John 0. Knox, J. C. Osburn,
Mi. D., R. R. Goodloe, J. W. Massey, Hugh G. Pannell, Lemuel
Smith, A. M. Tandey, Peter C. Ragsdale, Nicholas Herron, Dr.
A. M. Levy, John P. T. Fitzhugh, T. R. Striff, and Jesse Benton,
the last-named hailing, it is believed, from Richmond.
In the Richmond Whig of April 15, 1836, is found this letter
22d Feb. 1836
. . . Official information has just reached us that Santa
Anna has crossed the Rio Grande and is marching against us with
a large army for the purpose of exterminating us. I will place.
myself in the Infantry as a private soldier, and if he pass our
bayonets, I will be deceived. Nearly all our troops are riflemen;
no body of infantry to lodge on to form squares or rush on with
and crush the enemy. We will die hard, for it will be truly vic-
tory or death with us. Our volunteers have consumed our pro-
visions and a great many have left us-just what I expected.
General Cos and his troops we are informed have broken their
parole and are returning against us. The country on the Rio
Grande is given up to a brutal soldiery. . . . If we cannot
defend the country in any other way, we can do it effectually by
adopting the Russian mode of defence against Napoleon in 1812.
A Virginian who rendered the new republic of Texas substan-
'Muster Rolls, pages 237, 239. A Virginian by the name of R. S. Neigh-
bors is said to have joined the Texan army in 1837.
2Virginia Herald, June 15, 1836. In the issue of June 1 of this paper is
an account of the battle of San Jacinto, copied from the Mobile (Ala.)
Advertiser, May 13, 1836.
8Lexington Intelligencer, September i3, 1836; Richmond Enquirer, No-
vember 6, 1836; and Muster Rolls, page 115. Herron, Levy, and Striff,
are said to have been members of the "New Orleans Greys."
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