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Magee didn’t live to see Republican victory
by Jeremy D. Turner, Presidio La Bahia
Jun 11, 2013 | 669 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This is the headstone for Augustus W. Magee at Presidio La Bahia.
This is the headstone for Augustus W. Magee at Presidio La Bahia.
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Having been besieged for nearly four months, the Republicans, under the command of Augustus W. Magee, were on the precipice of self-destruction.

Since August 1812, Magee had led his men in the manner befitting a West Point graduate and former United States Army Officer. Swiftly and with minimal losses, Magee’s men had captured Nacogdoches, Trinidad de Salcedo (a Royal Spanish military settlement on the Trinity River) and Presidio La Bahía. Since arriving at La Bahía, they had taken the upper hand in every single engagement with Royalist forces. Despite their success, however, not all was well.

See the rest of the story in this week's Advance-Guard.
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