‘I have ordered down several wagons loaded with subsistence and forage.’ ‘I am not going to stop here in reach of the infantry forces on Brazos island,’ said the colonel, ‘and allow them a chance to gobble me up before daylight.’ ‘But remember the prisoners.’ ‘I do, sir;’ Ford retorted, ‘if we Confederates were their prisoners, we would be compelled to march to a place of safety from attack by Confederates.’ We moved about 8 miles further up and encamped.This was the last battle of the war in Texas. Why, under the then existing circumstances, it was brought on and fought, was not explained.
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