The Texas NavyMilitia journal , June 22-27, 1832 - Page 2

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Militia journal, 1832Wall [sic] of the fort by cutting away with axes, hoes[,]
etc. and pulling down the pickets and handing
the sand immediately into the ditch which
surrounds the fort marched at 12 oclock the
night of the 25th to accomplish the plans last
discribed [sic]. [A]rrived at ___ [?] __ [?] about
1 p.m. on the morning of the 25th. [R]emained
at that station, waiting for the Keel Boat
Bearing the Barocade [sic] and the Schooner with
the artillery until about 4 p.m. of the
same day. Recvd news that on account of
the fresh Brces [breezes] and wrong tide that it
would be impossible for them to come down
in which case it was requisite for our land
forces to Return to our camps again to pass
another day, which time we passed in
making some little necessary preparations
for an attack on the following night and
in Resting the men. [D]uring which time
I would mention the circumstance of Mr.
Thos. B. Bill being broke of his office as
Capt. of the Rifle Corps. 2nd Division by a
large majority of his men, for being Rash
unprincipled and incapable of commanding his
men in a judicious manner. [I]n place of which
Henry Smith was unanimously Elected.

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Militia journal , June 22-27, 1832. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #132, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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