-perpetrating, however, a great outrage against humanity, in firing into the town filled with women and children, without any notice to have them removed.
In the attack the Mounted Rifles charged on the Texans, who with their rifles knocked a few of them from their saddles, when they turned, running over the infantry and producing great confusion in their flight.
The major then withdrew.
They were thus, I think, wholly demoralized, and that night commenced a disorderly retreat toward New Mexico.
Next day they were overtaken by the Texans, and, without the loss of a man, surrendered themselves prisoners of war; that is, the major surrendered them.
They certainly were in no condition to resist, though Captain Potter and one or two others protested, Captain — among them.
He commanded the rear-guard. Captain Hardiman, a Texan and a good soldier, says, --fled from his company with his squadron before he was within 600 yards of him.
Six hundred United States troops, arms, transport