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Richard Montgomery Gano to Francis R. Lubbock, August 12, 1863

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R.M. Gano to Francis R. Lubbock, August 1863

these red enemies from our midst. And we
now make this report that something may
be done for the benefit of the sufferers. If the
militia & arms are taken from these border
counties they must suffer, for it is clearly dem-
onstrated that the frontier Regt is not affording
sufficient protection. Would it not be well to
order the state troops from several of those
counties now suffering to aid in expelling the
Indians. And would it not be well to call out the
militia in those counties that have been exem-
pted and compell [sic] them to do duty on the frontier
for they were exempted for that purpose & they ought
to be made to act & that speedily. They are also very
much in need of ammunition. The foregoing facts
we most respectfully submit for your kind
consideration[.]

Most Respectfully Yr friend & srvt
R.M. Gano
Brig Genl Comy Cavalry
CSA

Nathl Terry
Brig Genl 20th Brig T.S.T [Texas State Troops]

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Richard Montgomery Gano to Francis R. Lubbock, August 12, 1863. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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