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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 18 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
s at San Antonio, 269. forts surrendered, 270. Earl Van Dorn in Texas, 271. National troops under Sibley madr allegiance, because the Union was dissolved; and Van Dorn held out brilliant temptations to win them to his to his wicked overtures. At about the time when Van Dorn appeared, seven companies of National troops, undeore about fifteen hundred well-armed Texans, under Van Dorn. He sent commissioners to demand the surrender ofnio, on the Castroville Road, he was confronted by Van Dorn, who had full fifteen hundred men and two splendidthe traitor who seized the Alamo. See page 267. Van Dorn sent Captains Wilcox and Major to demand an uncond Reese refused, until he should be convinced that Van Dorn had a sufficient force to sustain his demand. VanVan Dorn allowed him to send an officer (Lieutenant Bliss) to observe the insurgent strength. The report convinc. giving his word of honor that he would report at Van Dorn's camp, on the Leon, at six o'clock that evening.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), In the Confederate service. (search)
great men who led the Southern armies in the West—with the great Albert Sidney Johnston; with Forrest, the unique and wonderful; the brilliant, but unfortunate, Van Dorn; with Leonidas Polk, the Fighting Bishop; with Stephen D. Lee—with a dozen other men whose names are famous in the history of the greatest war of the world. Gber 4, 1862. After three days of fighting, it was reduced to 1,200 men, who held Ord's corps in check, repulsing every attack from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M., and saved Van Dorn's army and trains. In April, 1863, General Maury was ordered to take command of the Department of East Tennessee. While in this command he received a dispatch to this effect: General Van Dorn was killed here to-day. Representing the wishes of his whole corps of cavalry, we desire to know if you will accept its command. This was signed by all the generals, including Governor Ross, of Texas, and General Frank Armstrong. This, the highest compliment ever paid General Maury, he found