Fort Worth Westerners

Corral, Westerners International

The Corral meets the third Tuesday each month at 7 PM online via Zoom for a one-hour history presentation.

Topics include local, Texas, and Western history.
Speakers are members, local historians, and university professors.
Visitors are welcome.
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Corral annual membership dues of $20/single and $30/couple are based on the calendar year and include the annual dues payable to our parent organization, Westerners International. Pay your dues online or by mailing us a check. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Fort Worth Westerners Corral was founded in 1965 and is the oldest of the eight active Corrals in Texas. Like the Westerners International organization, membership is open to anyone interested in Western history.

Bob Saul
Fort Worth Westerners' Sheriff
(does what a president does)

Phillip Williams
Fort Worth Westerners' Representative
(works as the representative for contacts with other Corrals, Posses, and the Home Ranch.)

Richard Robinson
Fort Worth Westerners' Keeper of the Chips
(does what a treasurer does)

July 20, 2021
Gregg Dimmick

July 20, 2021: Gregg Dimmick, "The Mexican Army in the Sea of Mud: A Forgotten but Significant Incident in the Texas Revolution"

"The Mexican Army in the Sea of Mud: A Forgotten but Significant Incident in the Texas Revolution"

This long-forgotten trek through the Sea of Mud was a major factor in Mexico's eventual loss of Texas. There were still about 4,000 Mexican troops in Texas, other than those killed or captured at San Jacinto, and the final result of the Texas Revolution was far from determined. After the Mexican army was able to extract itself from the mud of what is now Wharton County, there was no realistic chance of the Mexicans regrouping and going on the offensive.

Meet Gregg Dimmick

Gregg Dimmick, MD is a retired pediatrician who previously worked at South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton, Texas for 37 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1977 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School. Dr. Dimmick is an avocational archaeologist and has coauthored two archaeological reports on excavations of the retreating Mexican army of 1836. He has participated in archaeological digs at the Fannin battle site as well as the San Jacinto battlefield.

Dimmick has written Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, An Archaeological Investigation. His book was published in 2004 by the Texas State Historical Association. The second edition was released in paperback in 2006. He has also edited a book that was written by Mexican General Vicente Filisola in 1838. The book has been translated into English by John Wheat and is entitled General Vicente Filisola's Analysis of José Urrea's Military Diary: A Forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution.

In January of 2011 Dimmick was honored to have been inducted as a national honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. In Feb. of 2020 Dimmick was honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution award for history preservation. Dr. Dimmick has appeared on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel in relation to his work on the archaeology of the Mexican army. He has spoken at various conferences on Texas history including the San Jacinto Conference, the DRT's conference at the Alamo, the Alamo Society, and the Texas Philosophical Society. Dimmick has served for several years on the board of directors and as chairman of the archeology committee for the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy. After retirement Dimmick has volunteered in archeological digs at Roman sites in Germany, York England, and the Vindolanda Fort in England.