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were captured or killed. He was taken to Matamoros with 13 other American and seven Mexican prisoners from the Johnson and Grant parties, and Potter knew him there as one of the "Prisoners of Matamoros."

When released in February, 1837, he enlisted in an American cavalry regiment for service against the Seminoles, and was appointed to the quartermaster's corps, but became ill, and was discharged.

He then became editor of a German newspaper in Philadelphia; and, becoming interested in photography, engaged with his brother, in that business, from which, in time, he came to specialize in magic lantern slides, in the manufacture of which he made many improvements, and so became one of the precursors of the "movie" business of today. He died, in 1874, in Philadelphia, in his 68th year.
 

LANTZ, CHARLESPrivate
AgeTicknor's Company

The several versions of the T&TR roll of Fannin's men, and LOMR for Ticknor's Company agree that Charles Lantz was a private in that company, and a victim of the massacre of March 27, 1836. An AGO certificate which mentions "Charles Lyntz" as a member of Captain Shackelford's Company whose name was not placed on the muster rolls


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NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED STUDY OF FANNIN AND HIS MEN
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