Indian Relations in Texas

Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840

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Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840

still a large amount of good horses
and mules which are not gathered in.

Of the captives taken by the Indians
below, we have been only able to re-take
one; (Mrs. Watts, of Linnville) and she was wou-
nded by the Indians with an arrow when
they fled. Mrs. Crosby was speared, and
we understand that all the others were
killed. We have lost one killed and
seven wounded--one mortally.

I cannot speak too highly
of the Colorado, Guadalupe, and La Baca
militia, assembled so hastily together, and
without organization.

I was assisted by Major Izod, Col.
Bell, Captain Howard and Capt. Neill as
volunteer aids, all of whom rendered
essential service.

Col. Burleson acted with that cool,
deliberate, and prompt courage and
conduct which he has so often and
gallantly displayed in almost every
Indian and Mexican battle since the
war commenced. Capt. Caldwell,
also a tried Indian fighter, led on
his wing to the charge with a bold
front and cheerful heart. Col. Jones,
Lieut. Col. Wallace, Major Hardiman, and
each of the captains commanding
companies, acted with the utmost
courage and firmness.

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Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1966, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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