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.