The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 95, July 1991 - April, 1992 Page: 496
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
completely surrounded and one would suppose just where they would
like to have them. They also from the sign, next day, had a large force-
And notwithstanding all this as soon as their men began to fall they ac-
tually ran off-The Texians say they carried off several wounded, they
could distinctly hear them complaining and groaning as they went off.19
But they left one wounded man on the ground who hallooed and
begged them to come back after him. I suppose he was the one I heard
crying after I got down. The Texians came out after the Enemy were
gone, and found this wounded man and two dead ones-They carried
the wounded man in the house-built up a fire for him, gave him some
water-took the arms of the three men, and then brought their own
wounded man down to the river-When I sent for them as I have al-
ready told you. The next morning they went over and decently buried
them. I didnt get back to camp that night until near three O Clock-
and that is the reason I was so sleepy last night. Dont you think it was
quite an adventerous night? My Darling I have had to write you a
pretty long letter to give you the history of the affair-and now as I
have nothing more of interest to write-I will beg you to remember me
to all my friends and accept for your own dear Self and each one of the
Darling Children, the entire love of a Husband and a Father.
19The Federals published a casualty fgure of one man killed and four wounded. Moore
(ed.), The Rebellion Record, IV, 19.
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