Rosters of Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution 1776-1883 is an addendum to Jesse O. Villarreal Sr’s first publication Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution 1776-1783. This new book contains documented rosters of the Presidial soldiers stationed at Presidio La Bahia del Espiritu Santo and San Antonio de Bexar at the time of the American Revolution. The names of these soldiers, on the rosters, are being accepted as Patriots into the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Details of Rosters of Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution 1776-1783 are listed below:
1. This publication contains historical documentation of 51 rosters from 1776-1783, with 22 from San Antonio de Bexar and 29 from La Bahia del Espiritu Santo (now Goliad).
2. The main purpose of the presidial soldiers was to protect Tejano citizens, villas, ranchos, coast, and roads from hostile Indians and foreign enemies.
3. The rosters include the names of the soldiers who were detached to El Fuerte del Cibolo, a small outpost situated midway between the presidios at Bexar and La Bahia. Their main purpose was to protect the ranchos and roads between the two presidios. This small fort was located on San Bartolo Ranch, which was owned by the Andres Hernandez family. Its soldiers guarded cattle and horses which were eventually driven to General Bernardo de Galvez’s troops in Louisiana and Florida. This area was infiltrated with hostile Indians whose intent was to steal the cattle and horses and trade the to the British for guns and rifles.
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