The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 95
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wounded-"chiefly in the face, head, hands and arms""l-fifty cas-
ualties out of 150 men.
The Texas force sustained thirty-four casualties out of 12
men-twenty-seven wounded and seven killed."
When the battle began, Captain Russell, carrying out his
promise to the mate, directed him to leave the deck and go below
so as to be out of danger. During the night, a nine-pound shot
from the fort crashed through the side of the Brazoria, struck
the mate between the shoulders, and passed entirely through him.
He was killed instantly. ' Contributions were made by the victors,
and a substantial amount of money was raised and turned over
to the owner of the schooner to be given by him to the members
of the family of the unfortunate mate.'
Of those who fought in this first battle for the rights of Texas,
ninety-nine names have been preserved. But of one of the slain,
the record reads:
"Mate of the schooner Brazoria, name forgotten."19
15Brown, History of Texas, I, 185.
1eYoakum, History of Texas, I, 295.
17Brown, History of Texas, I, 184.
1sBarker and Winkler (eds.), History of Texas and Texans, I, 8o.
19Brown, History of Texas, I, 187n.
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