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New Orleans Greys assemble in historic meeting


On this day in 1835, the New Orleans Greys, two companies of United States volunteers that served together in the Texas Revolution, were organized at a meeting held in the grand coffee room of Banks's Arcade in New Orleans. Although the disasters at the Alamo and Goliad destroyed the Greys as military units, at least seven of them were present at the battle of San Jacinto. The Greys were one of the few volunteer units able to claim Bexar, the Alamo, San Patricio, Refugio, Coleto, Goliad, and San Jacinto as battle honors.

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