Henderson to A.C. Horton, May 19, 1846
Albert Clinton Horton was the first lieutenant governor of Texas. During the Texas Revolution, he traveled to Alabama to recruit volunteers; the company became known as the Mobile Grays and were outfitted at Horton's own expense. Horton was haunted his entire career by his actions on March 19, 1836, when as leader of a small patrol in South Texas near Goliad, he found James Walker Fannin's command surrounded by hostile forces. Horton retreated, an action that saved the lives of his men, but Fannin and his entire force were massacred. Horton served in several offices, the last of which was the lieutenant governorship. A wealthy slaveholder, Horton lost most of his fortune in the Civil War.
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Henderson to A.C. Horton, May 19, 1846, Records of J. Pinckney Henderson, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.