The ambush did not have the desired effect, since a majority
of the scouts remained in Brackettville. In the wake of the
violence, however, several of the most influential older
Black Seminoles decided to leave.
The most prominent among them was the 64-year-old John
Horse, who returned to Nacimiento to recuperate from his
wounds. Shortly after his departure, Medal of Honor winner
Pompey Factor joined him in Coahuila, along with a small
group of other maroons. Effectively returning to the Spanish
culture of their youth, they would hereafter pursue their
homeland in Mexico, not the U.S.
Sources: Mulroy 153, Porter Black 197.
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