History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families Page: 53
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J. C. Smniith,
C. B. Jamison,
G. Taylor, > Bros.,
J. Taylor, )
G. W. Lynn,
E. T. Mitchell,
ZR. B. Moore,
G. W. Main,
OF TEXAS. o
Wmin. Lightfoot, Wm. G. Nelson,
J. Lonly, C. Ostiner,
.. M. Thruston, .L. J. Wilson,
Williamson, D. Wilson,
W. Wells, C. Wright,
R. White, J. Washington,
T. Waters, Warnall,
J. White, 1). Wilbol,
J. Wilson, A. Wolf.
It is greatly to be regretted that a conmplete
and correct list of the names of those
who fell at the Alatno, with some biographical
account of each, is not at hand. Scanning
the above list of imperfect names will often
remind the reader that
"Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear;
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on the desert air."
Santa Anna, in the meantime, had ordered
Urrea to proceed along the Texan coast, and
that general reached San Patricio on tile 28th
of February, entirely unknown to Texans.
Some narrow escapes were made by Colonel
F. W. Johnson and others, but a party under
Major Morris and Dr. Grant were captured
and they fell victims to the Mexican murderers,-
for they were nothing less. Colonel
Fannin had been ordered to prepare for a
descent on Matamoras, but hearing of the advance
of Urrea, he re-entered Goliad, where
he had been in command some time. Having
been requested to send some reinforcements
to Captain King, his force was thereby
depleted by 112 men. King and his mien,
after a skirmish or two, by some means got
separated from another portion of his force,
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/55/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .