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and energy in saving and bringing the vessels to port. I have the honor, Captain, to remain, with great respect, your most obedient servant, R. W. Dowling, First Lieut., Commanding Co. F, Cook's Artillery, Fort Griffin, Sabine Pass. Col. Leon Smith in his report said that the enemy's fleet consisted of 20 vessels, and that they had about 1,500 men on board. The 200 Confederates at Sabine pass were composed of detachments from Griffin's and Spaight's battalions. In his report to General Banks, Maj.-Gen. W. B. Franklin, who was in command of the Federal troops, says 200,--000 rations and 200 mules were thrown overboard by the transports that had crossed the bar, to enable them to get outside again. General Magruder ordered the following troops to Sabine pass and vicinity immediately: Third regiment infantry, Gould's regiment, four companies Griffin's battalion, Jones' company light artillery, Captains Nichols' and Gonzales' battalions, and First Texas cavalry who were en
Chapter 13: Fort Brown evacuated General Banks' expedition on the Texas coast occupation of Corpus Christi and other ports-departure of Banks August election, 1863 military and other Banks August election, 1863 military and other operations continued frontier protection expedition against the Federals on the Rio Grande the last battle of the war. On October 12, 1863, Brigadier-General Slaughter was ordered to take commale, and that Slaughter was not there until the next year. In the latter part of October, Gen. N. P. Banks again prepared to attack the coast defenses, with a fleet and a division of about 4,500 men the guns, blew up the magazines, and made a safe retreat. It is learned from a report of General Banks of November 30th, that upon the capture of Fort Esperanza he stated that if he was furnishedest of the Brazos to resist his invasion of the mainland. That may have somewhat influenced General Banks to suddenly change his plan of reaching the interior of Texas. At any rate, leaving a force
cavalry and the artillery lost 1 killed, 26 wounded and 14 missing. The Federals lost 25 killed, 129 wounded and 562 missing. About the 1st of March, 1864, General Banks came up the Mississippi river with gunboats, transports and an army of 30,000 or 40,000 troops and commenced a march up Red river. From what was afterward knod in Texas, and his fame is still cherished in memory throughout the State that he honored in his life. A portion of the Texas and Louisiana forces attended General Banks, encouraging his retreat all the way to the Mississippi river, and it may be presumed that he drew a long breath when, with his great army, he had floated downouthern Arkansas to join Price's cavalry in meeting General Steele, who with a Federal force estimated at 18,000 was moving south in the expectation of joining General Banks at Shreveport. This formidable array of Southern troops approaching him, General Steele commenced a retreat, and was found by the Confederate advance protecte
nd C. L. Morgan's squadrons, all under Maj. B. D. Chenoweth, took an active part in the attack on Pine Bluff, Ark., October 25, 1863. When on April 9, 1863, General Banks, in command at New Orleans, began his first Red River campaign by occupying Berwick City, General Taylor, at Camp Bisland, put the Texans at once to the front,ence to the ranks. Brigadier-General Waul withdrew from the wood, where he had been hotly engaged, in fine style, and showed the coolness of a veteran. [After Banks' army withdrew] Bee, with part of Major's and Buchel's and Debray's regiments, of his own command, was pursuing the enemy toward Natchitoches. Green was at Pleasa with his division and General Major's division (including Bagby's and Debray's brigades), in all about 2,000 men, he was assailed by nearly the entire army of General Banks, and after a stubborn fight fell back to Beasley's. The report of Col. George W. Baylor, Second Arizona cavalry, commanding Major's brigade (Major commandin
but, in the face of 12,000 men, landed by General Banks, he successfully brought off Confederate sin Gen. Richard Taylor in the campaign against Banks. The regiment which he was leading had never ion with honorable service. In the pursuit of Banks, Debray commanded a cavalry brigade under Genethe Rio Grande country by the expedition under Banks, and was promoted to major-general early in 18ife at Blair's landing, April 12, 1863. Major-General Banks, commanding the Federal army, in his reHill, April 9th. In the subsequent pursuit of Banks, the exploits of the cavalry were brilliant and Pleasant Hill. As soon as it was known that Banks was in full retreat for Alexandria, Scurry wasard Taylor. In the Red river campaign against Banks he commanded a brigade in the division of John Hill. Walker's division, after the defeat of Banks, was sent to reinforce Price, who was opposingcavalry, and Polignac, with infantry, harassed Banks on his retreat to Alexandria, after his disast[1 more...]