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thence to Louisville where he found profitable employment, but joined Wyatt's Company on its way to Texas, and found his way with it to Goliad.

When that Company was divided on March 13th, by reason of Captain Bradford and 18 or 20 of his men being sent on Col. Ward's expedition to Refugio, Giebenrath remained at Goliad, with a portion of his company commanded by Lieutenant Oliver Smith, under whom he fought in the action of March 19th. Family tradition is that he had been a drummer boy in the German army, and that he was well remembered by the Goliad survivors for his accomplishments with the drum.

His family afterward came to America, and to Texas, and became residents of Houston. One of his daughters married Frank B. Allien of that place. [Quarterly, XIV, p. 166.]

AgeWadsworth's Company
Fort Meigs, Alabama

William Gilbert of Wadsworth's Company was a son of Josiah Gilbert of Fort Meigs, Alabama. On August 9, 1836, his father wrote M. B. Lamar concerning him, [No. 431, Lamar Papers.]  LOMR for Wadsworth's Company and the original and all subsequent versions of the T&TR roll of Fannin's men, are in accord that he perished at the general massacre at Goliad, March 27, 1836.

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