The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 26
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Southwestern, Historical Quarterly
and Worth by the best management in the world got in possession
of the old Castle and commanding became the hero of Monteray-
with but little loss-I saw it and it was the prettiest sight I ever
saw-he repelled them and drove them into Town and then turned
their own pieces upon them from the Castle and created havoc
and confusion in their line-he got possession of several of their
Texas on 23rd was ordered to dismount and into the City which
was done in quick time under the heaviest firing of grape Can-
nister and Musketry-we faced it like men-went running in to
Town to the astonishment of Genl Taylor-to the great confusion
of Enemy-they did not understand such bold movement-when
we got in possession of the houses-pick them from housetop to
housetop and such fun you never did see--the greatest danger we
encountered was in crossing the streets-the hotest place you ever
saw-we had penetrated so far into the heart of the City that
Genl T. on our progress-taking us to be Mexican retreating--
fired upon us-and well nigh ruined us-but it was stoped in
time-and on we rushed-bullets whizzing by us on all sides soon
got used to it-and about the time we got into it old fashionedly-
our own guns commenced fireing upon us-and it put a check
upon our progress-in a short time Bragg's Flying Artillery came
rolling in and called upon us to protect it-which was done in a
very singular manner-the Enemy commenced to retreat-and we
soon out striped the artillery and give it no show at all-ran
nearly half-mile after them-such shooting and huzzaing and hal-
lowing seemed by instinct to let the enemy know that Texas had
come to Town-just at the time when we had the city almost com-
pletely under our command Genl T. not knowing how far we had
penetrated-called us off-for the purpose of bombarding the Town
-whereas if he had have let us alone we would soon have had it
in such a condition that there would have been no need of it-
after the 3rd order we retired-when they, supposing that we were
on the retreat, commenced a heavy fireing upon us-at which time
we had several killed and wounded-Bradford and Lamar were
our heroes-Miss and Texas fought together and bravely too-
C G Davenport from our company was wounded, several horses
ditto-returned to camp-well pleased with what we had done-
a heavy fireing was kept [up] all night-
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