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This information was taken from a photostatic copy of the muster roll at the Barker History Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Muster Roll of Captain Augustus Buchel, Company of the 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade of Texan Foot Volunteer Riflemen, commanded by Col. A. S. Johnston, ordered into service of the United States by the Governor of Texas, from the twenty second day of May 1846 to the twenty second day of November 1846
Buchel, Augustus - Captain
Binderwald, Rudolf - First Lieutenant
Kind, Charles - Second Lieutenant
Boedecker, August Louis
Benner, John George
Bruch, Henry Martin
Doedecke, John Henry
Dietz, Philipp Jacob
Hof, John Jost
Schneider, John Henry
Storch, John George
Taps, John Henry
Zollner, Jost Henry
Additional notes found on the Muster Roll:
All the men were mustered into service for 6 months on 1 May 1846 at Indian Point with the exception of Christian Corin who was mustered in on 27 May 1846 at Point Isabel.
General Davis of Lavaca procured transportation for the company from Indian Point to Aransas Inlet 100 miles for which he or the company are entitled to pay. The remaining distance from Indian Point to the rendezvous at Point Isabel that is to say from Aransas Bay the transportation was furnished by the U States.
For six days journey from Indian Point to Aransas Bay subsistences was furnished by Theodor Miller of Indian Point by agreement with Capt. Buechel that he should receive ninty dollars when the proper settlement should be made with the U. States. From Aransas Bay to the rendezvous at Pt. Isabel subsistence was furnished by the U. States.
A member of the company, Wm. Keidel being a physician, Capt. Buchel requested
him to procure such medicines as would be necessary for the sick during their
journey from Indian Point to Pt. Isabel. Medicines of the value of sixty
dolars were accordingly purchased by Keidel and applied to the use of the
company during the journey and afterwards Keidel acting in the double capacity
of private and surgeon.
Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War by Henry W. Barton
The first company to organize was Captain Augustus C. Buchel's, which was mustered in as Company H, unwittingly satisfying the governorOs allocation of one foot company to Victoria County. Captain Buchel, who came to Texas in 1845 after military schooling and experience in Europe, created the company of eighty-six men among German immigrants at Indian Point, below Port Lavaca on Matagorda Bay.
By the beginning of the fourth week of August it was evident to the general (Taylor) that the 1st Texas Foot Rifles would not survive the unwillingness of most of the men to extend their service beyond three months; hence he ordered the regiment mustered out of service with as little delay as practicable. On Monday the twenty-fourth the men voted on whether to stay for six months or return home, and a majority having chosen the latter course, they were mustered out.
A more accurate tallying of the vote would seem to be that which the colonel (Johnston) preserved in his own records, 224 to stay and 318 to return home, with the decision really falling to the block vote of Captain Buchel's Company H. which had suffered much illness and six deaths while detached from the regiment in the vicinity of Point Isabel.
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