Native American Relations in Texas

Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840

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Felix Huston to Branch Archer, August 12, 1840

On Plumb Creek, 5 Miles west of Good's
August 12, 1840

To the Hon. Branch T. Archer,
Secretary of War:

I arrived on yesterday
evening, and found Captain Caldwell encamped
on Plumb Creek, with about one hundred men.
This morning I was requested to take the
command, which I did, with the consent
of the men. I organized them into comp-
anies under the command of Capts.
Caldwell, Bird, and Ward.

About 6 o'clock A.M., the spies reported
that the Indians were approaching
Plumb Creek. I crossed above the trail
about three miles, and passed down on
the west side; on arriving near the
trail I was joined by Col. Burleson
with about one hundred men, under the com-
mand of Col. Jones, Lieut. Col. Wallace, and
Major Hardiman, I immediately formed
two lines, the right commanded by
Col. Burleson and the left commanded by
Col. Caldwell, with a reserve commanded
by Maj. Hardiman, with Capt. Ward's
company. On advancing near the
Indians, they formed for action, with
a point of woods on their right (which

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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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