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he sent all his disposible cavalry in pursuit of the Texans, upon whom they inflicted 16 deaths and took 31 prisoners, and on March 16th he records that "the parties assigned to the pursuit of the fugitives apprehended 14 of them."

All of Urrea's statements for the Texan numbers and losses are palpable exaggerations, and can easily be disproved; on the other hand, Urrea's perversions of the truth are just that; he seldom or never invents facts. A few of Col. Ward's men, though not so many as Urrea states, were picked up on March 14th, 15th and 16th, and it is likely that E. B. Halsey was one of these.

HAMILTON, ISAAC D.Second Sergeant
AgeShackelford's Company

The most incredible of all the escapes from the massacre at Goliad was that of Isaac D. Hamilton. After being shot through the inner parts of his left thigh, he escaped, as he himself expressed it,

"by being partly helped over a brush fence by the point of a bayonet through the inner part of the right thigh."
For eight days after this escape he made his way toward the settlements with the help of his companions, walking between two of them with an arm around each of their necks. His left leg was almost helpless, and on the eighth day, near Texana, he became so weak

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