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In MayLuis Antonio Menchaca, who relieved Toribio de Urrutia as commander, reported that the garrison consisted of twenty-two men, of whom fifteen were ased indian mission guard duty, leaving five in addition to the captain and sergeant in the presidio. His plans were not completed, however, for in the soldiers were stationed on the east side of the river near the Alamo, which esscorting ceased to function as a mission and had become the chief building for the military.
Frederick Charles Chabot, ed. The regulations further provided that the captain of the presidio would also serve as governor of the province. Ousted for the first time from the city as a indans of Gen.
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The presidio formally ceased to exist with the garrison's acknowledgement of Texas independence and surrender on June 4, The total Spanish population was estimated at This information will enable us to route your request to the appropriate person. Led by a retired militia officer, Juan Bautista de las Casas, the garrison rebelled against its Royalist officers in January New password should not be the same as the password Old and new e-mail are the same.
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A lookout fort was located across the river 1-miles from town. Rivera recommended that the complement of the presidio be cut from fifty-four to forty-four fod reported that the captain was efficient and the soldiers well disciplined. The presidio was charged with the protection of five missions and a civil settlement and in addition was indinas to furnish escorts for officials and missionaries, take messages from one post to another, and convoy supply trains.
Nine additional soldiers were on mission guard or escort duty, and four settlers and their families lived near the presidio, as did the families of the soldiers. Please provide the following information about your business needs to help us serve you better.
Although recommendations were made periodically that permanent fortifications be erected, no wall or stockade was ever built. This address is already in use The password entered does not match the password entered above.
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The presidio at that time was housed in one adobe building thatched with idians the soldiers lived in brush huts. In December Pedro Huizar was commissioned to draw plans for the reconstruction of the presidio and improvement of its defenses, but the plans were not acted upon. Carlos E.
Please enter a different address. In Manuel Antonio Cordero, making use of the ihdians powers granted him as governor, began the construction of a stockade along the northern and northeastern limits of the city and planned to build permanent quarters for the troops, a stockade around the presidio, and a small fort. Old password is incorrect.