August 8, 1845



Army Movements.  — We learn that two companies of the 4th Infantry, under command of Maj. Graham, will arrive here to-day or tomorrow, from Jefferson Barracks, on their way to join the force already in Texas.  We also hear that the weather was extremely warm when the dragoons left for Texas, so hot that three of them fell from their horses dead before crossing the Sabine – all from being sun-struck.  The weather was cooler, however, by the time they had reached San Augustine, and all were moving on well and in excellent spirits.


After the above was written, we learned that a command of the 7th Infantry, under Lieut. Britton, is to occupy Fort Jackson, 75 miles below the city, immediately.  Col. Whistler, promoted to the command of the 4th Infantry, is to join his regiment in Texas.  Capt. Bonneville promoted to the 6th Infantry as Major, will leave Baton Rouge in a few days for Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Source: The Daily Picayune, Friday, August 8, 1845, p. 2, col. 1.




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