The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 24
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the 1st and 2nd Regt-with the mules-turned in and got a
most excellent dinner and eat it all up at the finest-biggest best
Live Oak Spring I ever saw-oh! it was excellent beyond descrip-
tion-both Regt got mad and started on not giving the mules
time to graz and rest-the Qr Master and myself concluded we
would do as we pleased-and stayed until all things were ready-
and then vom'used ahead-expected an attact from Canales-
having heard that it was his intention to cut off our supplies-
but he acted wisely-and did not do it-arrived at Camp just at
dark-and just had time to eat a bite when we were ordered on
a force march to over take Genl Taylor-having left the sick,
pack mules and one company we rode until nearly day-I still
acting as officer of the guard-travelled 15 or 20 miles-not over-
taking him we all alighted and fell asleep in a hurry-without
Guard, being surrounded by the enemy-or any thing to eat-
perfectly indifferent-no questions asked horses fate a hard one-
17th. about day light we pushed along still on a force march
and overhauled Geni T. and the main army at Marina-where we
halted and breakfasted Genl T. started about the time we arrived
Marina is a beautifull town-some hansome buildings-population
about the same as Matamoros citazens all vomused to Monteray-
town deserted-few women left and they badly scared-housed
up-prospect growing fine [for] fight-can see Monteray from
Marina-Pack mules having arrived and rested-and we having
refreshed ourselves and horses took up line of march for Mon-
teray-36 miles-passed thro. the Valley of Monteray-the most
magnificent country on Earth-the description is beyond my
power-the mountain scenery too is something sublime and far
superior to any thing on Earth-passed several very extensive
and wealthy plantations, sugar principally-the crorn [sic] crop-
being the 2nd this year-is in Roasting ears-and remarkably
fine-arrived at Camp Taylor in the night-camped in confusion
and disorder and went to bed as usual without food or forage-
Slept soundly I can assure you for this [time] nature was nearly
outdone-report say that the prospect is growing Big for some
fun at Monteray every one seems to be in good cheer to the con-
(I have lost one day) This morning being the 19th we arose
and left still without food or forage-Texas went ahead today-
Here’s what’s next.
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