The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 352
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Company G. Capt. I. Selden absent sick since 6th Dec. 1847;
1st Lt. T. Fisk absent with leave for 6 months from 11 March
1856; 2d Lt. T. M. Jones commanding-3 Sergeants, 3 Corporals,
2 musicians, 40 men for duty-9 on extra duty-4 sick-1 con-
fined-1 with Lt. Bliss on a scout-2 at fort Clark-1 on fur-
lough-1 confined at Baton Rouge since 26th April 1854. Total
1 Officer & 65 men at command.
Company H. Capt. & Bt.Lt.Col. J.V. Bomford; 1st Lt. E.D.
Blake at San Antonio since 20 May 1856; 2d Lt. J. G. Taylor
commanding company A since 6th June 1856-3 Sergeants, 3 Cor-
porals, 1 musician, 39 men for duty-1 Sergeant & 12 men on
extra duty-2 sick-1 musician confined-1 with Lt Bliss scout-
ing-1 on escort duty-1 confined at San Antonio since 7th May
1856. Total, 2 officers & 64 men at command.
Aggregate 8 Officers, 415 men & 1 Assistant Surgeon at
Company A on inspection, not one of its officers present, but
commanded by Lt. Taylor a recent citizen appointment-40 men
on parade, 27 without uniform caps & none in new uniform dress-
Knapsacks not marked. In other respect well. It is quartered
in a hackale & in tents & has a hackale mess room & kitchen-
no iron bedsteads-Company property & ordnance in a tent-3
laundresses in hackales-books in good order, and no desertions
in 1855 & 1856 and the company in good discipline. Attached to
this Company are 83 serviceable muskets & 33 with Maynard
locks & ample ammunition &c. I condemned to be broken up 9
muskets, and 3 non.c.o. swords, & to be dropped 12 cartridge
boxes & 10 cap boxes.
Company C on inspection of 47 men, 31 without uniform caps,
knapsacks not marked,-not in uniform, but neat-no iron bed-
steads-3 laundresses in hackales-no desertions in 1855 & 6 in
1856-books in order--discipline good-accommodations like com-
pany A. Attached to this company are 71 muskets & ample ammu-
nition. I condemned to be broken up 6 muskets, 1 non.c.o. sword,
& to be dropped 11 cartridge boxes, 2 cartridge box plates, 11
waist belt plates, 1 cartridge box belt, 4 bayonet scabbards, 8 gun
slings, 4 screw drivers, 4 musket wipers, 3 ball screws, 11 cap
pouches & picks, 5 ammunition boxes.
Company D on inspection of 32 men, 26 without uniform caps,
knapsacks not marked-not in uniform but neat-a want of
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