The Texas Almanac for 1872, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Page: 99
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SURrVIVORS OF THE TEXAS R VOLUTIO1N. 99
San Jacinto until he fell, severely wounded near the enemy's breast works.
Mr. Robinson was, perhaps, out in other campaigns. He is now about 57
or 58 years old, and still robust as when the writer first knew him. Mr.
iR. is a resident of Madison county.
Richard Williams, of Montgomery county, near Danville, is, I think, a
native of Georgia. He came to Texas about 1834; was in the whole of the
Bexar campaign the next year (1835) in Capt. John M. Bradley's company,
and was severely wounded by a canister shot, which struck a pistol at his
side, (and thus his life was saved) in the Grass Fight, just in sight of San
Antonio, near the " old grave yard," a little west of the city. Mr. Williams
remained till the city was taken, and his next term of service was in the
campaign subsequent to the battle of San Jacinto; he was out again in
1842, and, but for a severe attack of sickness, might have gone on to the
Rio Grande, and into Mexican territory, and shared the fate of the Mier
prisoners. Mr. W., although about 60 years old, looks as young as twenty-
five years ago; his wound, however, at times, still reminds him of having,
more than once, faced the minions of the Despot of Mexico.
Mr. Jonathan Collard, of Montgomery county, near Danville, was born
in Missouri, came to Texas in .1834. He is the oldest son of Col. Elijah
Collard, who was a member of the " Consultation, or Provisional Govern-
ment " that convened at " San Felipe de Austin," in 1835. Mr. C. served in
both campaigns of 1836---that prior, and that subsequent to the battle of San
Jacinto--and was present in the latter engagement. Mr. C., I believe, par-
ticipated in other campaigns. He is about 60 years old.
Matthew Cartwright, of Montgomery county, is, I think, a native of
Alabama, and removed with his father and family to Texas about the year
1833. Mr. C. was, for a time, the " mess mate " of the writer in the cam-
paign at Bexar, in 1835, in Capt. Joe Bennet's company. When the call
was made for volunteers (from the army under Gen. Austin, then at Mis-
sion Espada) to make a " reconnoissance " up the river, and look out a
place for the troops to encamp, nearer the enemy, Mr. C. turned out and
was one of the eighty-two raw Texans who, under Bowie and Fannin, so
severely drubbed Gen. Coss's 1200 infantry and cavalry, at Mission Concep-
cion: killing and wounding 120, and inflicting a defeat that damped Mex-
ican courage for the remainder of that campaign. Mr. C.'s next service
was in Capt. Wade's company, in 1836 (for he was compelled to return
home before Bexar fell), until that company was incorporated with others;
then he joined the cavalry; was in the battle on the evening of the 20th
with Lamar, &c., &c., and, had his horse killed under him. The next day
Mr. C. was in the decisive conflict, but, I believe, with the infantry. Mr.
C. is about 60 years old.
COL. JOHn M. WADE.
The well known and accomplished Colonel John M. Wade, of Mont-
gomery, came to Texas in 1885, and resided there (where he now does)
until the call was made for volunteers, to meet the invaders under
Santa Anna. The Colonel immediately got up a small company in the
neighborhood, joined Houston at Gonzales, and, although a great part of
his men disbanded, or were incorporated with other commands, he con-
tinued with the army during the retreat; joined the artillery, and, with
Ben. McCulloch and kindred spirits worked one of the " Twin Sisters"
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