By A Vyshinsky
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His spies had informed him that Johnson and Grant had assembled their forces in and around the village of San Patricio. No longer would Urrea sit idle; he drove rapidly northward to the Nueces River to strike before the rebels could shake off their lethargy. Urrea rode at the head of 320 infantry, 230 dragoons, and a 4-pdr field gun. He left behind about 200 soldados in Matamoros. They would follow later, but now speed was essential and he could move faster with fewer men. On the night of 25 February, Urrea's men received their first taste of the freakish Texas winter.
A crestfallen Travis pleaded with Smith to reconsider. He even t h r e a t e n e d to resign his commission. Smith, however, knew the m e a s u r e of his m a n . As Smith knew he would, Travis obeyed o r d e r s a n d dutifully m a d e his way to Bexar at the h e a d of his 30-horse "legion". C. Neill welcomed the reinforcements as they trickled into Bexar. On 3 February, Travis a n d his cavalry c o n t i n g e n t r e a c h e d the Alamo. Although the cavalry officer h a d traveled to his new duty station u n d e r duress, he soon b e c a m e c o m m i t t e d to Neill a n d the garrison.
They would follow later, but now speed was essential and he could move faster with fewer men. On the night of 25 February, Urrea's men received their first taste of the freakish Texas winter. Notwithstanding the "cold and penetrating" north winds, Urrea dared not break pace. All his soldados suffered, but those from Yucatan most of all. Most were Mayan Indians used to the climes of their steamy peninsula. " The following day brought icy rain and even more misery. "The night was very raw and excessively cold," Urrea lamented.
Against preparations for a new war--for a five-power peace pact;: Speech at United Nations Political Committee on November 16, 1949 by A Vyshinsky