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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
force to 40 men to each company, rank and file,
which was done immediately
When the reduction of companies came Captain
"Rufe" Perry resigned as captain of Company D,
and recommended Lieutenant Dan W. Roberts to takla
command of the company. This was done over our
First Lieutenant, W. W. Ledbetter, who was a splendid
gentleman. Mr. Ledbetter feeling the sting a
little quit the service.
As I have only contemplated a record of the service
of Company D, frontier battalion, we hope no
officer or man of the batallion will think that we
are not big enough to give equal justice to all. My
purpose is to give a faithful record of what I know to
be true, and I can only represent Company D backed
by the archives of the state.
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