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joined Colonel Neill's forces at Gonzales and did not return to
Colonel Fannin's command. The residue transferred to, and were
killed with, other companies of Colonel Fannin's men.
3. Six companies that were organized, by Grant and Johnson,
at B6xar, in December, 1835, as a nucleus for their proposed
Matamoros campaign. These were:
(1) The "San Antonio Greys" under Captain William G. Cooke,
composed almost entirely of men from the Cooke, or Morris, com-
pany of "New Orleans Greys," which had distinguished itself in
the fighting at B6xar.
(2) The "Mobile Grays," under Captain David N. Burke, the
nucleus of which was a company of about thirty men, organized
at Mobile early in November, 1835, by James Butler Bonham,
A. C. Horton, and Samuel P. St. John; which, through a com-
bination of delays, failed to arrive at the Texan camp at San
Antonio until three days after the surrender of Cos. It was enlarged
by several transfers from Captain Breece's Company of New Or-
(3) The "Mustang" Company, of Captain Benjamin L. Law-
rence, a combination of the "United States Independent Cavalry
Company" originally from Tennessee, and the mounted portion of
Captain James Tarleton's Company of "Louisville Volunteers."
This company was recruited as the cavalry unit of the Johnson
and Grant army; hence the nickname "Mustangs."
(4) Captain H. R. A. Wigginton's Company, the core of which
was the unmounted portion of the "Louisville Volunteers," with
accretions from broken companies and other groups of volunteers
(5) A company of artillery, under Captain Thomas K. Pearson,
who had landed at Paso Cavallo, in November, with a small com-
pany of men, and aided in transporting an eighteen pounder cannon
from Dimitt's Landing to Bexar-a feat of engineering which
delayed his arrival at Bexar until three days after the capitulation
(6) Captain Thomas Lewellen's Company, composed of men
who had served with other companies during the San Antonio
campaign, but who had re-enlisted for new service after having
been discharged with General Burleson's men.
Lewellen's and Pearson's companies went ahead from Refugio
to San Patricio with Grant and Johnson before Colonel Fannin
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