Capt Van Buren - Killed by Camanches - 1854

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Capt Van Buren - Killed by Camanches - 1854 - at all left a - off rami. all at her and his I...
at all left a - off rami. all at her and his I wounded. LATER FROM CORPUS C11RI8TI. rHD'N FIGHTS DEATH or CAPT. VA1 BCB.E. An arrival at this'port on tho 26th inst., from Corpus Christi, it Vill be remembered, brought the intelligence that Cnpt. Van Bu ren, with twelve men, had followed twenty - five Cnmanchcs three hundred miles, when he attacked and defeated them, killing several. It was thought that Capt V. B. would snr vive the severe wounda he received in that affair. But the San Antonio Ledger, which came in our Texas mails to - day, has a letter from Fort Inge, dated on the ICth, which destroys this hope. Van Buren is uo more ! From this letter it seems that Capt. King pursued a party of twenty - five Cam inches from Las Morns, overtook them near Lake Espantosa, and killed one of their rearguard. Capt Van Bnrcn followed their trail, overtook the same party about forty mile below Fort EwelL near the Corpus Christi road, and killed four. He was wounded in tho wrist with an arrow and severely wounded in the pit of. the stomach by a lance in a hand to hand fight, and is since dead. A corporal and one private were also (is,! ' I CoL Roberts left Fort Ewell in pursuit of I . - I the party, (Camanches,) and Capts. Duncan, ' ataer, ana xieuc varr leit wttn twenty men I I each' to' in.tercePt eir return trail. The I nSnt took P100 Rt ttawland's WeUs, on the York road between Fort Ewell and Corpus Christi, -

Clipped from The Times-Picayune31 Jul 1854, MonPage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)31 Jul 1854, MonPage 1
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