Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, Saturday, September 8, 1849 Page: 1 of 8
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Death of O'Uonnoll A Fragment.
BV J. B. H.
Oh ! sad is the wail of the desolate weeper
That calls on the name of the lov'd one in vain ;
Bu: calm is the rest and immoitallhe sleeper
Who slumbers uiutieainiiig and wakes not again.
Like the sun na it sinks o'er the emerald waters
He sank in the glorious light ol his tame;
And Ei Ill's binve sous and her beautilul daughters
Now weep o'er his gr.. ve but exult at his natne.
He has pass'd from the pi ce where they fondly caress'd him I
He's dead I and a nation wiih mourning is hung;
For deep is the grief of the millions tli it bles Al hun
And ueasur'tUs holy each woid fioni his tongue.
He has pass'd from the earth ! but the words he has spoken
In sacred remembrance those millions will keep;
Till the chains Hint enthrall them lorever are broken
And Ei in no longer in bondage shall weep.
lie is gone! and the framers ol Erin's oppression
llejoiee while his mem'iy they seek todiitame ;
But Time in his flight will not wither but freshen v
The lautels ih.it cin le the patriot's uairle?
But peace to the shade of the sage who hath lighted
A beacon on Liberty's long wished-for shore:
Tiiat his country so Ions; in dark slav'iy benighted
May enter the haven of Freedom once more.
And when Erin exults in the day of her glory
'Tis then that the name of her patriot son
That name that is dearest of all in her story
Shall lise to be watted eternally on.
LIST OF AGENTS FOR THE GAZETTE.
ijj- Agents will be allowed twenty per cent on all moneys received and paid
veroyinem lor subscriptions and ativeriising
O. Erhard San Mireos Hays cotu.iv
James Nicholson B tctrop B isirop co
"W. B. Coffee Loekhan Caldwell eo.
W. Basel New BraunfeK Com il co
T. H. Duggin Seguin Guadalupe co
JB. A. 3 Havnie Webber'. Prairie.
Ed w'd. Malleoli Gonz ties Gonz tie? co
M. Johnson Port Livaca Calhoun co
John Henry Brown lndlanola lo.
Alexander Sutr.ervell S iluria do
W. L. Hunter. Goliad Goliad co.
B. F. Neal Corpus Christi Nueces co
James L. Trueheart San Antonio.
W. J. Jones Columbus Colorado co.
'J. F. Crosby Brcnhim Washing'! co
J. iJ lluberoum initepenilence do
H. It. Caitmell. AVashincton . do
M. K. Snell Houston H triis county
II. W. Rnlin Anderson Grimes co
J. R. Henry Springfield Limestone co
Ueorge W. ulacocK Georgetown.
C. M. Hubby Cameron Milam co.
Thos P. Collins. Crockett. Houston n
John H. Reag.m ButTilo Henderson co
e U. iNewton uaiias uaitiisco.
John Welch. Melton's P O Navarro co
B. A. Venters Alton Denton co.
-G.-W. B w-HetrfM'ftktaiiy 4?4lirvef.-
James N.Smith Cuero beWntco.
P. U. Pridham. Victoria Victoria co
J. W. IT. McFarlane. Relucio. R-ro.co
Peter Mahonv S in Patricio S Pat. co
R. Howard Brovvnville. Cameron u.
A. G. Stakes RioGiande City Starr eo
M. I'. Kee L.arcrlo weiiDco.
John HofTinan.Casiroville. Medina co
Geo. F. llolcamp. Fredeiicksburg
W. H. Crutchcr Li Grange Fayette co
M. M. Battle Richmond. Ft. Beml co.
A. Underwood Columbia Brazoria co
R. D. Johnosn. Galvesmn Galveston co
Huch S Boston. Montgomeiv.
Isaac McGarv Htintsville 'Walker co.
John Fl. Potts Leona Leona co
W. F. Henderson Corsicana Nav. co.
John Lund Franklin Robertson co.
S. V. Kellogg Wheelock do
rlarvey Muehell Baonville Brazos co
W. VV Hill Caldwell Burleson co.
W. H noggins. Liberty. Liberty co.
John P. Kale Livingston Polk co.
A. E McClure Palestine Anderson co
A. P. Sullivan Kiulman Kaufman co
James Bradley Greenville Hunt co.
J J irdan Jor'd mi's Sjline Van Z'dl co
ii. Hopkins Tarrant Hopkins co.
W. I). Fnch Shermip. Gravson co.
II G Hendrick Bunharn Fannin co.
W II. Millwee Paris Lam ir co.
G. F Liwton Clarksville Red Riv. co
S.' li. McF.il tr.d Boston Bowie co
Jefferson Cooke Ml. Pleasant Titus co
S F. Moscly Jefferson Cass county.
John H. McNiry Gilmer Upshur co.
W. P. Hill Mifslnll Hanisonco.
Thos J Hays Tyler Smith county.
Jas. R. Armsttong Henderson Rusk co
J. H AndUi.son Carthage Panola co.
L. 11. Asherob Shelbvville Shelby co.
W P Britiain Rusk Cherokee co.
O. M. Wheeler.-Sin Augustine '
Austin & Clapp Sabinetown Sabine co
A.C. Caldwell M"irion Angelina co.
VI. Priest Woodville Tyler county.
Z 'Wuis. Eddy J isper Jasper county.
I'ho'.s J Booker Burkeville Newton to
J P. Pulsifer Beiuniont JeffVrson eo.
C T. Hilliard. Hilliard'spo. Shelby co
Rev. John flaynie Ruiersville Fay't co
Gi-o Burkhart Matagorda
G. Engan Wharton Whirton co.
Eli Merrer Egypt Colorado county.
I'Mw'd Pnrcell.'Brazoria Btazoria co.
N. H. Munger San Felipe Austin co
Mn. EntTOR lam not a democrat as j-on are aware and cannot subscribe to
ihe geneial strain of abuse lienpcd by the" ultra "democratic papers upon ihe head
ol the good old man u ho stands at the helm of State; buithe tollowingjcUci'wrtV
is so full of oil-hand u it that whig or democrat may relish il: so 1 clip it liom
hat witty paper the Boston Post and send it to you.
' - Contributor.
Owed to the President by Brown
'0'Gen'ral Zaoh ! one re. lly would supposn'
on deem'd your vows a Mexican array
You break Vni down as they were wicked foes
In such a very rough and ready way I
Bui Gen'ral mind you if you mean to be
Your " counirj's fither" common sense alleges
You must b true no Christian sire is he
Who wantonly neglects his " little pledges 1"
You're a good soldier G n'r.il all admit it
Not e'en a whig will now affect to doubt it
Bui fur a statesman you exactly hit it
When you remai kl that you knew nought about it.
It m iv be Gen'ral that your meaning's well-
Perhaps you are a "second Washington"
Bui then i' faith you have no need to tell
You 'ie not by any means an " ultra one!"
CAIiTBNBAIR FI 1849.
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Ortltv Mails at Austin.
S. G. HAYNIE City Postmaster.
"' 'ftALVnSTCJN MAIL via Wobher's rrniiio BiiMrop. Cunninglintn'n. Tai
ftrnnrje Itnl0nville Shultz'st MonUille Itldeppndeiice Wimhlnctoiii I'erriihanU
nnd Humlin's lo HiiiikKhi by four hnrie co-ie.hen ; thirice to Galveston by tcnni.
' r-! Arrive? on Smidiiyij hiiu Thuratluy. at 6 p. in. and depurts no Siiiiilnjn und
Wediiendi-i ai On. m. "
WES'lliRN MIL via San Mnrcns nnd New Bmunfel-i to f'nn Antonio in
'feurlmrun c-ntrlux nm( tjiogru .0 Cairojlllpnn lilnvpluiek : Ariho-inii Tuemluy
and SnturdnvH mi (i p m miilMennrU on Mnnd iy mid I'lidnys tit 0 a. in.
SOUTHWESTERN MAIL. nV I.nrlihiirt. (iniirulec. Cueio. Vict.lri.i. Tort Ln
Viqa.'Indiiinula Snlmjii (jolhiil Refusjio' Lnmur(Sn I'utiiriiij Coipun Ciri-ii.
Uniwiiniloiiiul Rio (iinndn City to l.nreilii on lioseltacK: Arrives on Tuo;day
'kt'4p. mVniiil(ppiVt4iinVeiliidii(iiviiit'fi n 'in'. '! ' ' - ' ' '
' & 1 i XhWW!$j"?? WtMiMXk
nrkvilli on hursi.'ljutk ; Arrive on T hurdaj if('4'rVm. n.d dupuru'un Fri-
i(yi si 0 o. m. .'
THE STORMING OK SAN ANTONIO IN 1835.
REVIEW of certain articles lately published in the Western
Tcxian over the signature of " A late Officer of tho Army"
entitled "Slight Reminiscences of the Texas Itevolulionv
Storming of San Antonio dc Bexar" &.c.
"troth is indeed STaANiie stranoep tium pictiom."
The Attacking Column. " The volmiteeis thus collected
inclticJiiio tliu Uihvs ntuuhi-red about four hundred men. Willi
iliis srnttjl force il (ws determined lo slorin the town. The gal-
lant and ever to b- lamented Milam was unanimously elected to
the command. No lime was to ho lost. ' Every thing-being ready
we took up the line of match about 4 o'clock on the morning of
the 6th December 1835 lor the devoted city. But oh ! what a
falling off was theie ! Out of two. hundred men thai had joined
d red exclusive of our two companies which left in all two bun-
dled mid .some odd men. Tins small but Spaitau band (fortune
favors the brave) dividing in two divisions at a preconcerted
siiznal the (hiu ofn cannon with which a small parly had been
sent round to the Alamo to attract the attention of ihe enemy
and lo serve as a signal entered the town. This the enemy
was unprepared for. Day-light began to dawn and then came
the tug df war. The shrill bugle of the enemy sounded the
alarm ; the drums beat In arms. Silently cutting down three or
four sleeping seutiu Is amidol the deafening roar of artillery we
made cro-id our entrance. It seemed as if the elements were at
war: wild find thrilling sensations of excitement so peculiar on
the eve or in the midst of battle ran through our veins. Grape
shot and musket balls A-ll thick around us doing but little injury
for we were soon safely ensconced behind the stone fences and
thick walls of the enemy's buildings. To pick holes through
them was but the woik of a few minutes and placing our dead-
ly rifles through the apeitnie&thus made uvery shot told. Many
a Mexican'oii that day bit the dust."
4ih. 'I he attacking column was divided in two nearly equal
divisions and numbered three hundred and one nun. The lirst
composed of Captains Yoik Kjtiglish Paiion Dickinson and
Ward Ihe two lavt aitillety-companies; the second of Capts.
Swisher Cooke 'Ureese IVacoek and Edwards. Tine some
who volunteered on the 4th did not enter the town ; and of the
three hundred and one thai entered our number was reduced on
the first day by killed wounded and those that returned with
the wounded to camp lo about two hundred and hlly We wore
reinforced on the 9th by two companies Capts. Sutherland aiui
Clrohite who were ordered in by Ccu. Burleson at the request
of the commanding oflicer in town.
The two divisions matched on the morning of tho otl Decem-
ber and not ihe Gih at about (he same time pear 0 o'clock : ihe
first under the immediate command of Col. Milam assisted by
Cob Nidlaud I'ValikSjOf IheAililleryalid Maj. Morris Into Captain
nfrtlichlsi Gieys the second under command of Ool. Pi W
Majors Cooke and Maverick acted us guides to tho first division
and Erastns and John W. Smith as guides to the second. Col J.
C. Neill was sent to inuke a feint on the Alamo which Service
ho performed well as all others and sutisfactonly atld then join-
ed Col. Milam id town. fi -. r.
The first division marched out west to the road or street. that
enters the N. E. corner of the eastern squaie and down said
street to the Garza house. The second maiehtd down near tho
rvpr and when within some two hundred yards of the Veramen-
di House it was fired on by a single sentinel. Deaf Smith con-
trary to older fired and shot him through the thighs. He was
taken in and lih wounds dressed. The column nuivtdjon in
nick time and soon after took possession of the Veramendi
-iouseaud yauN which was occupied by an old Mexican woman
who Had heen lelt in charge bv the owner. I 'p to tin; time but
one shot had been fired that by the sentinel on the side o( the
enemy. The Verameuth Mouse is situated on the cast side of tho
street before mentioned and some eighty or a hundred yards north
of the square and neitrlv opposite tho Garza house which was'
soon afier entered and occupied by the fust division. Soon after
entering the yard and Veramendi House the enemy opened afire'
of artillery and small arms from tl e town which was soon fol-
lowed by a brisk fiie of artillery from the A'tuno. The first
which was some ten minutes later than the second m getting in
was exposed for some two hundred vatds lo a gallii.g lire of .ar-
tillery and musketry from which" the column lost one man rind
another severely wounded dipt. Ward ol the Artillery who had
his gun dismounted. The second division was soon undercover
of the house and a stone wall that formed two sides of diciyard
tho other sides being enclosed by the building hoop holes were
cut in the. walls of the btii'dmg and others left in the windows
which together with the doors fronting the street were well se-
cured and strengthened. The first division took like precautions
at the Gnrza house but were unable to get their gups in battery
during the day on account of the heavy fi.ru kepi up by the .ene-
my. Having "followed both divisions into town we now turn to
our hero for his next version. k'
A perilous situation. uThe order wos given for some fifteen
or twenty lo take possession of some roofs of houses. Ten suc-
ceeded in gaming the loof but it proved to be rather a hot berth ;
for the enemy had been beforehand with us gaming the most
prominent situaiions; and tho minute we appended poured their
fire upon us; the consequence of which was that three or four
were seriously wounded in the public'square theie was a large
church some hundred or two yards distant in the cupola? of
'which were some filteen or twenty of the enemy who had no
thing to do but nick us on. Upon the 'tuns ot the houses were
small pa rap? is just high Enough to protect a man's body by lying
down close to it. So by this means of defence we endeavored v
by crawling as close to it as possible to return thcirjire ; but (the
weather being very cold and dreary with a stiff breeze blowing
from the North we had great difficulty in wadding our rifles as
the wind blew our powder away. At this critical moment in
this perilous situation Deaf Smith made his appearance. Who
has not heard of that justly celebrated man that brave imd'dar-
ing.soldier? lie was the spy of the army the Toxian Harvey
Bu;ch. A more valiant or better soldier never lived.- Espying
us behind the parapet he demanded : " what are you doing there
w!jy ore yon not at work this is no time to be idle !' We expect-
ed to see him shot down every moment and the words were
hardly out of Ins month before he received a musket ball in his
shoulder. 'Help me down boys I am badly wound d was all
he said ; but finding that he was not so badly hurt as he thought .
he made his escape from the roof thinking no doubt that we
were right in kneeling close to tho parapet. Lieut. Hall who
was one of our number having been shot through the month
the ball passing out near the ear taking advantage of a sharfcees-
sation of firing with two or three others made I heir escape.
There were now five left on the building and the shot flying
thicker than ever. What was to he done? It would not do to
-Foutam t4-ue-&nat. dawtMiKv-doits. it .we-cx-Hiww.-a-part ol
our bodies however small it became a mgrk for a hundred mus-
kets without the. power of retaliating. It was impossibleMo" re-
main longer in our present exposed position and as a dernien re-
sort we commenced a hole through the rpof whiclr bomga .com-
position of lime sand and clay the materials of which" lipases
are generally covered in San Antonio. We wen; not long in
making an opening large enough to admit a man's body. ' The v
question was now wiio would be the first to go through ; for we
did not know but the building beneath us was full of Mexican
soldiers; and if so one place was as bad as the other. It was
certain destruction to remain in our present situation much long-
er. As it was but death on top or m the house I informed my
companions that I would run the risk; so lowering down my
blanket 1 instructed them to hold on to the end. Through I
slid holding on light as I did not know how far'it wos to the
bottom. Oh the horror of that moment ! Afraid to let gp to
drop where or how far I could not tell. My friends above saved
me from reflections; for getting tired of holding 1m Ibev'leYgo
and down I went about ten or twelve feet iijlo tho middle'o? a
fire which was burning on a dirt floor scattering ihe coals and
embers around in every direction. Jumping up and recovering
1 discovered a Mexican officer as I thought ready to cpt mo
clown. Jerking out a bolt pistol I banged away at him when
behold what should it he but a very handsome uniform 'coat
hanging against the wall which 1 had taken for an officer. It
was lucky was it not? for I made a monstrous big ho)o in jit.
Seizing the sword that hung by the side of the coal I made it
my lawful prize. My companions above hearing the report of
my pistol concluded that it was all day with me and that Iliad
dioppeJ into a hot berth and were not overanxious' to follow 'mo "
when singing out I assured them that all was safe and that. all
was right. They camo tumbling down. It appeared a Qer ha-
ving time to look around us that the room we liad thus- Uf'-
moniously taken possession of was tho quarters of a Mexican
Officer who was probnblyiin bed ond sound aslcepdreanling of
hi? idqlcinea when thb' atiaclcin tho !morningivwaHimadeiiind
fromtappearaticesjhadumdoia hurried re Vruutamiftijri ig
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