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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 0 Browse Search
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hold the talk, they were met by a message that Bowles could not come that day, but would meet them next day at a creek five miles from their general encampment. At the appointed hour the commissioners proceeded to the place appointed, sending James Durst and Colonel Williams in advance to notify the Indians of their approach. On their arriving in sight Bowles and some of his men were discovered on the bank of the creek, and twenty-five warriors painted, armed with guns, war-clubs, etc., posted behind trees, with their arms in readiness. Durst rode back and informed the commissioner of these facts, and that the whole body of Indians was posted back of a hill some three hundred yards from the place for holding the talk. Rusk's regiment was immediately ordered up, and posted about a quarter of a mile off. The commissioners invited Bowles, Spy Back, and a Delaware who represented the Delawares, to take seats. General Johnston opened the talk. The hostile feelings of the Indians wer