The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 27
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Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War
and this morning (24th) a Mexican officer came to Genl T.
with a flag of Truce. Genl Ampudia had taken blue pills enought
he desired to march out of the City with the honors of war-they
will abandon the town provided they can take with them their
arms-munitions of war and public property-Genl T. answered
them by saying no-surrender as prisoners of war-they then asked
for an armistice until 12 oclock which was granted-and council
of war was held-the result of which was a cessation of hostilities
for 8 weeks-he might march out of Town with small arms and
6 pieces of Artillery to keep the Commanches off-it is something
astonishing that the victory was taken on the very day on which
our time was out-4 mo to a day-
25th. we revelled in the halls- palaces and groceries of Mon-
teray-the Mex evacuating the town fast they have 7 days to
leave-I visited the City today and found it the best fortified
city in the world except Quebec-the hand of ingenuity as well
as nature has been most beautifully displayed-the Stars and
Stripes float proudly over the top of the old Hornets next [nest]-
it is a beautifull city-many fine Halls well furnished-gardens of
unparallel grandeur and bea[u]ty-it is somthing solemn and im-
posing to see the Mexican[s] marching out-beating the retreat-
26th. Col Woods brot in the news that we were no longer
needed-that Genl T was well pleased-and that we might go
home when we pleased, but if the war continued he wanted Texians.
So now so soon as we get our little might [mite] we will be off-
our departure seems to be very much regretted-
27th. nothing stirring to day-every body gone to town-
to buy Blankets-all went smoothly on to 30th-there is a 12
mo Ranging company being made up-Genl Lamar Capt-Dr
Nach [Nash] 1st Lt-
31st. Dr. Woodgard-M. Lacy, Jimy Hill, arrived from Ca-
margo-all hands are busy fixing to be off-J K H concluded to
go by water (1st Oct) Sold his horse and Rigging for $145-
2nd. Mustered out of the Service of U. S. and going home in
3rd. nothing going on to day (4 and 5) all is dull-nothing
going on in camp rumor say's several Mexican killed-Texians
done it of course-we are all extremely anxious to get off-but
they wont pay off-Western Regt is being pd off and going home-
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/35/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.