Evacuation of Texas : translation of the Representation addressed to the supreme government / by Vicente Filisola, in defence of his honor, and explanation of his operations as commander-in-chief of the army against Texas. Page: 3 of 72
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men, by incessant marches and countermarches, had
worn their clothing to rags-the want of provisions,
and every necessary to perform a journey, and the accident
of their own commander, who was seriously
wounded in the action, made them pause to reflect,
which gave time for the capture of Santa Anna, who
was overtaken and made prisoner the day after the battle,
and having commenced negotiations with him, it
was considered expedient, for the welfare of the country,
that no more blood should be shed. It is due,
however, to the individuals who composed the victorious
army;q state, that they were, almost to a man,
desirous of crossing the river Brazos, in order to attack
the main force of the Mexicans, and that they were not
restrained by the fear of consequences to themselves.Peace
was offered, and their first thoughts were naturally
of their wives and children. It has been asserted
in some of the newspapers of our mother country, that
the soldiers of the army of San Jacinto, were principally
volunteers from the United States-this is an error,
not to call it by a harsher name, for it is believed to
have been propagated by the enemies of Texas. More
than three fourths of that army were native Texians,
and should any doubt the truth of this, I refer them
not only to the printed list of the names of the soldiers
and officers in that battle, but also to the observation of
Filisola, page 10, wherein he states, that after the mas
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Filísola, Vicente. Evacuation of Texas : translation of the Representation addressed to the supreme government / by Vicente Filisola, in defence of his honor, and explanation of his operations as commander-in-chief of the army against Texas., book, 1837; Columbia, [Tex.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6110/m1/3/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .