September 20, 1845



From the Courier of last evening we learn that Gen. Taylor has despatched Major Fauntleroy, of the U. S. Dragoons, to Austin, for the purpose of procuring 100 more Texan riflemen, which number, with those now in the camp, will make 300 of that description of force under Gen. Taylor’s command.


Col. Harney, now at Fort Onachita, is ordered to occupy the town of Austin, with the three companies of Dragoons under his command.


Source: The Daily Picayune, September 20, 1845, p. 2, col. 3.



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