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Alabama, under Captain Jack Shackelford, and armed, as was
Captain Wyatt's company, with muskets borrowed from the arsenal
of the State of Alabama. This company also received additions
after landing in Texas, and en route. It was well commanded,
and well equipped, and had increased by March 19th to almost
(2) A squad, or small company, (ten men) recruited in Ten-
nessee and Mississippi, by Captain John C. Grace, which joined
Colonel Fannin, at Goliad, in company with Captain Shackelford's
(3) Another squad, or small company, (eight or nine men)
sent forward by the Council from San Felipe, on February 9, under
Lieutenant Samuel Sprague.
(4) The Refugio Militia Company, under Captain Hugh Mc-
Donald Fraser; fifteen or twenty men, mentioned by Colonel
Fannin as being in active service on February 11 and 12. This
company was diminished by details as couriers, and to care for
fleeing families, until it was only a squad when the actual fighting
(5) Captain A. C. Horton's company of Matagorda Volunteers,
forty-two men in all, which did not join Colonel Fannin until
after the loss of the Georgia Battalion and Captains King's and
(6) Five of those who escaped from Grant's defeat at Agua
Dulce; three who had been at San Patricio with Johnson; and
one or more of General Houston's couriers, were captured with
Colonel Fannin, on March 20, and shared the fate of his command.
8. REORGANIZATION OF COLONEL FANNIN'S COMMAND
While still at Refugio, on February 7, Colonel Fannin began
organizing a regiment from the volunteers there, of which he
was chosen Colonel, and Major William Ward, Lieutenant Colonel,
without debate. The Georgia Volunteers insisted upon choosing a
major, instead of Major Ward, promoted; and Dr. Warren J.
Mitchell, of Columbus, Georgia, was elected to that post. Organi-
zation of the Second, or LaFayette Battalion, was not effected until
after Captain Cooke's companies had returned to Goliad from San
Patricio, about February 18. Several of the companies, including
Captain Cooke's, were much reduced in size. Upon his departure
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