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BRAZORIA [SCHOONER]. The schooner Brazoria, commanded by William J. Russell, was a small vessel that took part in the battle of Velasco in 1832. She was anchored at Brazoria when preparations were being made for the Texans' attack on the town, then was commandeered to carry a company of soldiers and two or three small cannons taken from the Ariel to support the ground troops under John Austinqv.


James Lewellyn Allhands, Gringo Builders (Joplin, Missouri, Dallas, Texas, 1931). Velasco in Texas History (Angleton, Texas: Brazoria County Centennial Club, 1936).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"BRAZORIA [SCHOONER]," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.