Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Mirabeau Lamar to Zachary Taylor, February 1847

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Mirabeau Lamar to Zachary Taylor, February 1847

detachment [sic] that had been sent
to San Antonio.
He had gone a little in advance
of his companions when he was fired
upon. The indians though greatly
outnumbering the detachment,
retreated without making any
further  attack.  

            My command has lost
a considerable number of horses
from a disease prevailing among
them. This loss has been rather
severely felt, in consequence of
the men not having drawn any
pay since their enlistment. They
have, therefore, not been able
to remount themselves in the
efficient manner required by

                                       the

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Mirabeau Lamar to Zachary Taylor, February 1847. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #3118, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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