The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 15
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Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War
Killed-we would have died long ago-but the Texian can stand a
4th. Capt IH-no better J. B. P. had his clothes stollen-
nothing occured up to 8th Capt H still no better-on which day
Stricklin died in 15 hours from an attack of collera morbus-
Capt II-being in too bad health [to] prosecute the campaign
Resigned and E. J. Thomson was unanimously elected Capt of
Company F-Doct W-lst Lieut-W. Woodley 2nd Seargant-
R C Carter 3rd Sgt-J W Denton 1st musician and Gaines 2nd
Do-Capt II, Seargent, Jno Miller, M Standifer, Alex Field, 0
Nations R Ramsey, Jonas Miller, G W Dillard J. E. Anderson and
Brooks Davis having Reed Discharges will leave for home first
boat-Capt II much improved-1st Regiment starts this evening
in direction of Victoria-
9th. 2nd Regiment left from Matamoros to Camargo-Several
horses missing-Jno Benett-left behind drunk-it is thot he
will be murdered-J B P and Jonas went back after the company
Register-all hand [s] left Matamoros in a terrible hurry and
bustle-no one half-fixed-after travelling about 20 miles march-
ing and counter marching-first in the Right and then in the
wrong road-we struck camp at Pt Scurry Brimbury lake-15
miles from Town--lst Battalion having taken the wrong road
got lost-we having the train-in the evening 1st Bat came up-
camped in Regimental order-saw thousands of mustangs the
country beautiful-hot as it ever get[s] to be-
10th. at the tap of the drum-a Sentinel fired at a Mexican
and shot him so badly that he will surely die-Tho Westmorland
elected 4th Seargant in place of Jno Bennett-missing-18 miles
in Regimental order-in a few miles a Report was sent back to
the Col by the advance guard that Enemy was just ahead and
we were ordered to load and be ready for the contest which was
done-every thing calm and cool-J. K H was ordered to go
ahead and stop the 1st Battalion until train caught up-which
he done at the sacrafic of his fine bowie knife-travelled on ex-
pecting to have a fight in a few minutes and to and behold it
was discovered to be nothing but a large flock of mustangs at a
distance-which was called Mustang Battle-thence on to camp
chapparal-18 miles-near water-hotest day I ever felt in my
life-one cannot tell much about the country from Matamoros
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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/m1/23/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.