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Kemper participated in the 1812-13 Gutiérrez-Magee Expedition into Spanish Texas. He became commander of the force upon the death of Colonel Magee during the siege of La Bahia in February 1813. Kemper fought in both the victorious Battle of Rosillo Creek and the disastrous Battle of Medina. He eventually withdrew from the expedition when he lost confidence in the rebellious Mexican leaders.
- Andrew McMichael, Atlantic Loyalties: Americans in Spanish West Florida, 1785-1810, University of Georgia Press, 2008.
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