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We set out in this writing to record the work of
Company "D' Frontier Battalion, not for any selfish
consideration. But, being almost importuned by our
real friends to do so, we thought we could tell what
we really know to be true in a way that might spin
out a thread strong enough to bind together an intelligent
idea of the needs of that service, how the service
was performed, and at least a vision of the final
disposition of the horrid Indian question. Our egotism
doesn't lead us to say that Texas did it all; but
our little part is richly treasured in the archives of
our "native heath"-Texas. Our sorrows are there,
also, in many a grave not even marked by human
hands to show where our brave defenders met deathyielding
the last sacrifice in defense of Texas.
We challenge the world to produce a citizenship or
soldiery more loyal to home and country. Our oldest
citizenship were "diamonds in the rough" and no
polish has ever added to their intrinsic value. The
great big warm hearts of their sons and daughters
needed no psychologist to interpret their spirit
growth. They were modestly, and innocently, great
from birth. When "patent-leather civilization" over
Here’s what’s next.
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