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The Mier Expedition story told in pictures
The story of this ill-fated expedition is told in the Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier by General Thomas J. Green, published by Harper and Brothers, New York, 1845. This book includes 13 engraved prints that were made from original sketches by Charles McLaughlin, who was one of the Texians involved in the Mier Expedition and later held prisoner by the Mexicans.
Note: The descriptive headings and text are presented here with the spelling, capitalization and punctuation of the original.
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The story of Captain Ewin Cameron's execution is told on page 285:
A priest, the usual attendant of Mexican executions, was in waiting, and when he was asked if he wished to confess to the father, he promptly answered, “No! Throughout life I believe that I have lived an upright man, and if I have to confess it shall be to my Maker.” His arms were then tied with a cord at the elbows and drawn back, and when the guard advanced to bandage his eyes, he said to his interpreter, “Tell them no! Ewin Cameron can now, as he has often done before for the liberty of Texas, look death in the face without winking.” So saying, he threw his hat and blanket upon the ground, opened the bosom of his hunting-shirt, presented his naked breast, and gave the word, “Fire!” when his noble soul in a twinkling passed into another, we trust a better world. Thus fell Ewin Cameron! Long, long will the patriotic of his adopted country cherish the memory of one whose bosom was bared to every danger, and whose life was sacrificed to liberty.