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: 95 of 227
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
vention he says: " From the 25th to the present date,
the enemy have kept up a bombardment and a heavy
cannonade. They have been busily employed in en.
circling us with entrenched encampments on all sides.
Notwithstanding all this, a company of thirty-two men
from Gonzales made their way in to us on the morning
of the 1st, at three o'clock, and Col. Bonham (a courier)
got in this morning. I have so fortified this place,
that the walls are generally proof against cannon balls,
and I still continue to entrench on the inside, and
strengthen the walls by throwing up the dirt. At least
two hundred shells have fallen inside of our works
without having injured a man; indeed, we have been
so fortunate as not to lose a man from any cause, and
we have killed many of the enemy. The spirits of my
men are still high, although they have had much to
depress them. We have contended for ten days against
an enemy whose numbers are variously estimated at
from fifteen hundred to six thousand men, with Gen.
Sezma and Col. Batres, the aids-de-camp of Santa
Anna, at their head. A reinforcement of about two
thousand men is now entering Bexar from the West,
and I think it more than probable Santa Anna is in
town, from the rejoicing we hear. Col. Fannin is
said to be on the march to this place with reinforcements,
but I fear it is not true, as I have repeatedly
sent to him for aid without receiving any. Col. Bon.
ham, my special messenger, arrived at La Bahia four.
teen days ago with a request for aid; and on the entrance
of the enemy into Bexar, ten days ago, I sent an
express to Col. Fannin, which arrived at Goliad next
day, urging him to send us reinforcements. None have
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
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/m1/95/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .