The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 14
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Southwestern lHistorical Quarterly
in the evening-the sick no better-Jim Dillard called to see us-
will join our company-
18th. at night a heavy rain (the night of 17th I mean)-
we all staid at home and it rained several times during the day-
nothing of particular importance astir-many of the boys' have
the Eastern fever-I think about Harrison some too-but as for
going back-I dont intend until the ball stops cooling [sic]-
19th. Capt and Lieut II got sick this morning-Lieut II
suffers death thro. fear-took a drink of burnt brandy and sugar,
about 20 drops of laudanum and a burnt biscuit for breakfast and
he feels decidedly improved-mended and got better up to
23rd. The Capt getting worse-Dr Wilson cuped and blis-
tered him and he is tolerably bad off and badly scared-
24th. 2nd Regiment took up the line of march for Mata-
moros-put the Capt in waggon and went as far as Camp Drag-
goon-Regiment getting health-Finly got badly kicked and is
now an Invalid for a month or more-Jno Benet sick.
25th. Capt no worse-tho much fatigued-16 miles to camp
and Ft Brown-on the E bank of Rio Grande-opposite to Mata-
26th. I-ot as it generally gets to be-no news save that which
is fabricated in camp-Bird H [olland, the captain] no better-
27th. moved about 2 miles above on the River in the chap-
paral-plenty milk corn-health of the Regiment much improved
28th. several sick--Davenports-Marks and Bill-lost their
horses-Govt derelict in furnishing forage-J B P called on a
29th. Capt Holland moved over in to Matamoros in quarters
with Brook Davis-Doct Woodgard accompa[ny]ing him-he is
no better-it rained to day-mudy bad roads-
30th-R B Anderson taken sick-B B Lacy-Mad Standifer
sick-on the (1st August just before day) Anderson died-the
sick on the mend-a general attendance of the Regiment was had
at his interment-he was neatly burried with the honors of war-
his death was very much regretted-
2nd. Lieut II and J B P were invited to partake of a fine
Roasted shoat at Mess N 2-it was indeed a treat-
3rd. no provision no forage-no nothing-the fact is the
Texians are badly treated a.y-K-how-If we could have been
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927, periodical, 1926; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117142/m1/22/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.