DELGADO, ANTONIO (?–?). Antonio Delgado, a lieutenant in the forces of the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition, removed Manuel María de Salcedo, Spanish governor of Texas, and members of his staff from prison under pretense of escorting them to Matagorda Bay, where they would be placed on board vessels bound for New Orleans. On April 5, 1813, a mile south of San Antonio Delgado and his troops murdered the prisoners. Delgado was brought to trial for the murder of the prisoners of war by the Anglo-American officers of the expedition and defended his action on the grounds that Salcedo had murdered his father for participation in the rebellion of 1811 and that he had acted with the permission of José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Laraqv. Delgado's actions resulted in the removal of Gutiérrez from command and the departure of many Anglo-Americans, among them Samuel Kemper, who had commanded the Americans after the death of Augustus W. Magee.
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