History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 40 of 227
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did little injury to the enemy, protected by the walls of
the fort. With the return of day, however, the Texan
rifles had their wonted effect: every Mexican who show.
ed his head above the walls of the fort was shot down;
those who manned the cannon were repeatedly shot
away; till, at length, Ugartechea, having in vain endea.
vored to force his men to ascend the bastion, heroically
set the example himself, and directed the gun. Upon
this the Texans, though they might have shot an eye
out of his head, respecting Ugartechea as a man, and
admiring his courage as a soldier, generously ceased
their fire. Ugartechea surrendered. Terms of capitu.
lation were drawn up and signed, and the Mexicans,
both officers and soldiers, received and treated as
friends. In this battle there were of the Texans eleven
killed and fifty-two wounded-twelve of them mortally;
of the Mexicans, one hundred and twenty-five of whom
were in the garrison, seventeen had their hands shot
off, and one half were killed. The Colonists, now
hearing of the submission of the commandant of Ana.
huac, returned to their homes.
Thus had oppression been stifled in its strong.holds
by the sturdy arm of freemen, which never strikes in
vain. But yet the acts of the Texans, in accomplishing
this work, were doubtless of a rebellious character. So
they were soon represented in Mexico; and Santa
Anna, not knowing that the Texans had espoused the
cause of the Liberals of Mexico, in support of which
himself and the Mexicans under his command had
taken up arms, but believing their object to be the se.
paration of Texas from Mexico, despatched Col. Mexia
with a force to put them down. Mexia sailed from the
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/40/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .