Go with some other officers to Bagdad stage was robbed last night from Matamoras by Cortimer's men. 2 custom house officer on a drunk stopped stage for $2.00 about 6 weeks ago & was shot for it. Shoot is the word in Mexico. A scooner lightening troops at Brazos missed the channel running in & was wrecked. A total loss, no lives lost.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 606