The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 17
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The Men of Goliad 17
from Refugio, on January 21, General Houston took with him
Captains Lawrence and Wigginton, in order to send them on re-
cruiting service to the United States. Many men of both their
companies, and a number from Captain Cooke's, dissatisfied, and
some of them ill, were released from the service at the same time.
Upon Colonel Fannin's arrival at Copano, on February 4, Cap-
tain Wyatt, unwilling to participate in the Matamoros project, took
advantage of the vessels that brought out Colonel Fannin to return,
on recruiting service, to the United States, taking with him, and
paying the passages of, a number of his dissatisfied men.
As reorganized by Colonel Fannin, what remained of Captain
Lawrence's "Mustang Company" was consolidated with Captain
Duval's Company, called, henceforth, "Duval's Mustangs." The
remnant of Captain Wigginton's Company, under Lieutenant Ed-
ward Fuller, was absorbed by Captain Wyatt's company, with First
Lieutenant Benjamin F. Bradford, a Kentuckian, in command.
Captain Cooke resigned, and was succeeded by First Lieutenant
Samuel 0. Pettus, another Virginian, and the company was en-
larged by being consolidated with Captain Grace's small company;
Captain Grace, from Memphis, Tennessee, being chosen First Lieu-
tenant in Captain Pettus' former place.
Until after his arrival at Goliad, Colonel Fannin's artillery was
served by Captain Luis Guerra's company of Mexican artillery-
men and the Texan regular artillery from Captain Westover's
command. Upon the arrival of Santa Anna's army at San Antonio,
the men of Captain Guerra's company were, at their own request,
discharged, and were replaced by a small company of volunteer
artillery, recruited from the other companies of Colonel Fannin's
command. They were commanded by Captain Stephen D. Hurst,
from Philadelphia; Benjamin H. Holland, engineer and sailor
from New Orleans, and four Polish engineers commanded guns.
Benjamin C. Wallace, from Erie, Pennsylvania, was chosen as
Major of the Second, or LaFayette, Battalion; Captains Joseph M.
Chadwick, a West Pointer, born in Exeter, New Hampshire; John
S. Brooks, of Staunton, Virginia, who had had eleven months'
service as private and corporal in the United States Marines; and
Nathaniel R. Brister, from Fredericksburg, Virginia, the regi-
mental adjutant, who had served, also, as adjutant in the San
Antonio fighting, and who had come to Texas as a member of
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