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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. 153 7 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 81 5 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 59 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 7 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 7 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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se; sympathy for Texas in the United States. Houston elected President. Albert Sidney Johnston jos; and Austin took command in the west, and Sam Houston at Nacogdoches. On October 8th Captain uncil on one side, and Governor Smith and General Houston on the other: and the defenders of the frred. Fannin, having received orders from General Houston, on March 14th, to retreat, delayed untilader, who spared neither age nor sex. General Houston's conduct and motives have been severely an able politician. On the 28th of March Houston reached San Felipe; and, on the 29th, Groce'se of Texans not much inferior to his own. General Houston seemed to entertain a design to retreat b Anna, Cos, Almonte, and others of note. General Houston was wounded in the ankle. The opiniono. On the 14th of May the Government, by General Houston's advice, agreed to release Santa Anna ann to the United States. In September, General Houston was elected President over Stephen F. Aus[5 more...]
n the 15th at Nacogdoches, where he met General Sam Houston, the commander-in-chief, then in the fuf the highest eulogy; and personal friends of Houston, Rusk, and others, had also given him lettersd command of the army in the absence of General Sam Houston, who had taken a furlough on account ofs of adjutant-general of the republic. General Sam Houston, the commander-in-chief, who had seen hties shortly before the inauguration of General Sam Houston as President of the Republic. Here he f the Texan Government. On December 22d President Houston wrote him that he had put him in nominatborder with but faint resistance. As President Houston and General Johnston subsequently became how this question should be disposed of; but Houston made no reply. General Johnston determined, reacherously murdered by the Comanches. President Houston concluded a treaty with them in May, 183 revulsion of feeling occurred in Texas. President Houston withdrew the offer of annexation, and pu[4 more...]
eralists. the opposition organized under General Houston. Cherokee War. General Houston's resistGeneral Houston's resistance to it. vindication of the good faith of the Texan Government. settlement of the Cherokees inf its plans. But the event which gave General Houston the deepest offense, and most sorely wou It was natural, and not discreditable to General Houston, that he should resent a line of conduct the opinions and justifying the action of General Houston, has so recorded the events, and with sucn the winter of 1832-33-about the time of General Houston's arrival in the State. No people couKennedy, History of Texas, vol. II., p. 159. Houston and Forbes made a treaty, February 23, 1836, f the Government has been had upon it. General Houston tried once and again to secure the constiider the request. It may be assumed that General Houston did not spare even more strenuous effortswas too late to aid the retreating army under Houston. The women and children were hurried across [18 more...]
politics. unfriendly correspondence with General Houston. its adjustment. Arcadian dreams, a let to make him a candidate for the presidency. Houston elected President. renewal of Mexican invasi Memorandum by General Johnston: General Houston, on this note being presented by my frienruggle was narrowed down to a contest between Houston and Burnet. Judge Burnet, in spite of his exe only man around whom all the opposition (to Houston) would be willing to rally. He was assured by his friends that he could beat Houston. General Johnston, however, in addition to other objectiowould result in an honorable peace. But President Houston's order of the 22d of March--in which hemmand of the army of Texas, etc. Whether General Houston's own agents had transcended their authorervant, A. Sidney Johnston. to his Excellency General Sam Houston, President of the republic of Texa Houston. To General A. S. Johnston. President Houston had adopted the policy of undoing whatev[8 more...]
ich I did with a clear conscience and hearty good-will, as I know of but few as well, and none better, qualified for the situation, and can truly say that no one desires his success more than myself. At the same time, I regret to learn that General Houston is unfriendly to General Johnston, as I am disposed to believe if he exercises his influence with Mr. Polk, he will prevent his succeeding, as most, if not all, of the appointments made or selected from Texas will be on the recommendation of General Houston. I have, this moment, received orders from Washington to take possession of the country to the Rio Grande, and establish myself on the left bank of that river, as soon as I could make the preparations necessary for doing so (which will occupy some three weeks, principally in collecting transportation, etc.); but not to cross the Rio Grande unless Mexico should make or declare war, in which case I would act on the offensive. Whether war will grow out of this movement, time
r the concurrent operation of these quickening powers, uninfluenced by his own individuality. The writer has often regretted that such was the case, as there never was a man he would rather have chosen to resemble. But General Johnston, perceiving that, though principles are eternal, opinions are modified by our surroundings, was unwilling to transmit his prejudices, and imposed upon himself great reserve of censure, especially in personal matters. In relating the variances between General Sam Houston and himself, in reply to my questions, he stated the facts clearly, but with a total absence of coloring. He used no resentful or derogatory epithets, and was always willing to cover his injuries with silence. It was the same in other cases. Petty wrongs he considered as beneath a wise man's concern, and greater ones as demanding either prompt punishment or magnanimous oblivion. General Johnston was little disposed to take narrow or provincial views. In reply to boasts of the
trict. At first his duty was to pay every four months the troops at Forts Croghan, Gates, Graham, and Belknap, and at Austin. This required a journey of about 500 miles each time, besides a visit to New Orleans for the funds requisite for each payment-between $40,000 and $50,000. He was usually assisted in the transportation of these funds by a clerk; but these journeys were, nevertheless, periods of great solicitude to him. The route was by steamer to Galveston, thence by steamboat to Houston, and thence by stage, a distance of 185 miles, to Austin ; and the journey was continued day and night for about a week. In addition to perils of the sea and yellow fever, the stage-road had its dangers. Passing through the boggy Brazos bottom, through wide post-oak woods, and across broad tracts of sparsely-settled prairie, there was considerable danger of robbery, and greater still from upsets which several times happened. The money was in gold and silver coin packed in a small iron ch
to bring on the horrors of war. The officers under me do not want war, but fear not its results if forced upon them. Brigham Young should consider the calamities he is bringing upon his people in pursuing a course of open opposition. No new result was arrived at, nor was Brigham Young without friends and allies at Washington. While General Johnston lay hemmed in by the avalanches of the Rocky Mountains, and nearly all Americans were anxious as to his fate, the ancient animosity of General Houston still pursued him. That veteran politician, from his place in the United States Senate, on the 25th of February, Congressional Globe, vol. XXXVI., part i., p. 874. made the following remarks in allusion to the salt embassy, declaring at the same time that the Mormons expected extermination at the hands of the army. An act of civility was tendered by Brigham Young, and you might, if you please, construe it under the circumstances rather as an act of submission. He sent salt to