The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 32
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placed the men in ambush. The stream of Guajolota is 7
leagues from Marion, road level, with some miry places.
Monday, llth.-Still in ambush. A negro passed at a short
distance and was taken. He conducted us to the place he had
crossed at, and having obtained a canoe we crossed without
being perceived, a little below the principal crossing place. In
the mean time the cavalry arrived at Marion and took possession
of the houses. The enemy retired on the other side, and kept
up a fire for a long time, until the Cazadores under command
of Bringas crossed at the lower ford, and ascending the river,
and were about to take them in the rear, when they abandoned
Marion, and we remained in possession of the ferry, one canoe,
and a flat boat. A courier was dispatched to General Sesma,
with orders that he should come up with the whole division.
The Cazadores slept on the other side of the river. Rain during
Tuesday, 12th.-Day clear and fine. Was occupied in pro-
curing the canoes and going up in the flat boat to Thompson's
ferry. A Mexican and a Prussian came in. The Mexican is the
son of Delgardo. In the afternoon the boat was injured. A
courier came in from Guadaloupe and from General Sesma.
Wrote to Urrea at Matagorda.
Wednesday, 13th-The boat was repaired. The division of
General Sesma arrived. Many articles were found. General
Urrea and F. V. Fernandez were written to. Despatches ar-
rived from Urrea and Filisola.
Thursday, 14th.-We crossed the river early with our beds
only and provisions for the road. At 3 in the afternoon we
started from Thompson's ferry.
Friday, 15th.-At Harrisburg. [in pencil.]
Saturday, 16th.-At Lynchburg. [in pencil.]
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