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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The importance of defending Brownsville, Texas. (search)
arracks, and thence by forced marches over a good road, be at San Antonio in 12 days, leaving no enemy in the rear, but on the contrary a willing and useful ally to keep up their connection. It is the most feasible way to invade Texas. Brownsville should either be defended or given up at once and the cannon withdrawn. It will be too late when the enemy lands. A few men — a thousand men — will only be caught in the trap, for there is no retreat, the gloomy desert of sand will prevent the cannon being saved. The enemy will not land with less than 10,000 men. The material of war there is worth its weight in gold to our cause. It will be lost within two months, in my opinion, and irreparable damage to Texas ensue. Not less than 5,000 men ought to be permanently there, extending up to Fort McIntosh. An officer should command who speaks the Mexican language and understands the people, and if he is wise and firm he will keep the peace with Mexico, and make them useful friends