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were from Newport and some from Covington, to join the Texan
Among those who took part in the storming of San Antonio
was one native at least of Kentucky, who rendered gallant services
on this occasion,-namely, Milam. His career is too well known
to need dwelling on here. Milam was a native of Franklin county,
where he was reared from infancy to manhood; he was pronounced
one of the finest-looking men Kentucky ever produced.2 Another
participant in the reduction of San Antonio was Captain John
Ingram,8 who performed a gallant feat of heroism on this occa-
sion; he also took part in the campaign of '36. According to one
account Major Green B. Jamison of Kentucky was killed in the
storming of San Antonio.4 On March 6th the Alamo fell, and
with its fall perished the following Kentuckians: J. P. Bailey,
Winm. H. Furtleroy and D. W. Cloud,-a native of Lexington, and
a warm partisan of Texas, who is said to have been "a most in-
trepid soldier" and to have died "fighting like a wounded tiger""-
W. W. Frazier, Charles Frazier,6 J. M. Thruston,-a native of
Louisville,7 - Harriss,8 Robert B. Moore and William Ross,-
both of whom were privates in the company of Captain Thomas
H. Breece,9 - Sewell, - Worlen, and - Robbins.1o
1Virginia Herald, January 9, 1836.
2For something of his adventurous career see Bancroft, North Mexican
States and Texas, II, 184, note. An account of his death is given in THE
QUARTERLY, V, 90, note 2. A correspondent of the New Orleans Bulletin
put these words into the mouth of Colonel Milam at the time of the cap-
ture of Bexar: "I assisted Mexico to gain her independence; I have spent
more than twenty years of my life, I have endured heat and cold, hunger
and thirst, I have borne losses and suffered persecutions, I have been a
tenant of every prison between this and Mexico-but the events of this
night have compensated me for all my losses and all my sufferings."
'See THE QUARTERLY, V, 320, 329, 330.-
4Arkansas Gazette, April 12, 1836. He really died in the Alamo the
'Kentucky Gazette, April 23, 1836. "It is probable that these arrived
at San Antonio about the same time as Crockett, having travelled from
Nacogdoches iin twenty-five days, marching over the 'old San Antonio
road.'" THE QUARTERLY, XIV, 321-322.
'Muster Rolls, p. 10.
'Appointed second lieutenant in the cavalry by the general council.
sMuster Rolls, p. 5.
'Ibid., pp. 4, 37.
"OCf. The Commonwealth, May 4, 1836. There were no doubt other Ken-
tuckians besides these who lost their lives at this time.
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