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some beeves this morning on
the road and gave chace, killing
a very large and fat one. Cut out
the choice parts and halted and had
a fine feast of Roasted beef.
We seen an antelope to day the
first one I have seen. We have
came in to the [Muskeet?] today
again and our horses feed very heartily
on it. We have had a general clean
ing of guns to day as we have plenty
of tallow. At sundown we arri
ved at the Rio Colorado A Stream
of about 50 yds in width. Forded
it the water coming over our
horses backs. We saw one of the Skela
tons of the men that were murdered
here by the Mexicans. There was
six in number with waggons going
to point Isabella to haul for the ar
my. They stoped to camp here and about
50 mexicans came upon them in
the evening and having but 2 guns
they surrendered on condition of being
treated as prisoners of war.
The Mexicans took them to the edge
of the water cut their throats
and threw them in the River
One man named Rogers was not
killed as they supposed and swam
across the River and escaped

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San Jac Descendant

William L. Rogers went to Corpus Christi with his father in 1846, to join Taylor’s army, the old man bringing other sons with him. Finding that the army had left for Mexico, Rogers and his men started towards Brownsville to join up. The men were attacked by Mexican bandits, who tied their hands, cut their throats and threw them into the arroyo. William L. Rogers managed to swim out on the opposite side, making his escape in the chaparral, where he wandered about until he was almost dead. A Mexican woman found and nursed him back to life and aided his escape. William married the same Julia Corona years later, and eventually took revenge on the Mexican's that had killed his family.