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FOWLER, BRADFORDSecond Sergeant
AgeBullock's Company
Macon, Georgia

The T&TR rolls, in their several forms, and the LOMR, all rate Bradford Fowler as Second Sergeant of Bullock's Company, and attest that he was a victim of the general massacre at Goliad on March 27, 1836. Some of the survivors saw him fall.
 

FRANCIS, WILLIAM C.Second Lieutenant
AgeShackelford's Company

Lieutenant William C. Francis commanded a squad of five mounted men from Shackelford's Company which escaped capture on March 19th through being in advance with Horton. Captain Shackelford describes him as being "as gallant a fellow as there was in the army." He was well mounted, a horse lent by him to Col. Fannin for express service was valued at $300 -- probably, at that time the most valuable animal in Texas. He was not paid for it, nor for another "pressed" on April 1st, until October 25, 1853, when he received for the two of them a voucher for $200.00, "the maximum amount allowed by law." [Public Debt Papers, State Library; see also Dr. Shackelford's narrative, and, for his services prior to Fannin's retreat, Dr. Barnard's.] He resided, in 1851-53, at Moulton, in Laurence county, Alabama.
 


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© 1936 Harbert Davenport
NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
H. David Maxey, Editor             Webpage of January 1, 2000