The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 286
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
month ago. My opinion is that when we had the fight on the
2oth ult. the few who escaped gave these hunters the alarm, who
then left & made the trail now supposed to [be] Armijo's with
the wagons."3 If it was not the hunters perhaps it was Armijo &
army, but not so recent as the passage of the carryvans. Myself
& many others were of this latter opinion, & were desirous of
continuing the persuit. However, we were overruled by the
peremtory command of the Col. Comdt. to follow him to the
settlements. So we returned to the simirone river & encamped
for the night, ro mis. Thus ends the great carryvans expedition
of the Betalion of "invincibles." E. ioo S.
The Texans dropped down the Cimarron and the next day,
July 14, Warfield resigned, apparently because of the mounting
dissatisfaction of the men with his command. Snively was re-
elected to head the force, but by that time all hope of accom-
plishing the purpose of the expedition had gone. Following a
southeastward course, Snively led the remnants of his command
across to the Canadian on July 18. A few days later the Texans
encountered the trail which they had made on their way to the
Arkansas. They retraced their course across Red River and went
on to Bird's Fort, about midway between the present towns of
Fort Worth and Dallas, where the expedition was formally dis-
banded on August 6, 1843.
,oAccording to Kit Carson, Miller's conclusions to this point are entirely correct.
Edwin L. Sabin, Kit Carson Days, 18og-1868 (2 vols.; New York, 1935), I, 340-347-
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