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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. 38 4 Browse Search
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y were reinforced by 500 men under General Cos. At half-past 3, the Texans moved forward in line of battle. Colonel Burleson commanded the centre; Colonel Sherman, the left; Colonel Hockley, the artillery on the right; and, on his flank, Colonel M. B. Lamar, a troop of 61 cavalry. Sherman first encountered the enemy; and then the whole line burst impetuously upon the slight intrenchments thrown up by the Mexicans, with the war-cry: Remember the Alamo! Goliad and the Alamo! The combat lasteits annexation to the United States. In September, General Houston was elected President over Stephen F. Austin, the known friendship of General Jackson contributing not less powerfully than the eclat of San Jacinto to his success. General Mirabeau B. Lamar was elected Vice-President. The constitution was ratified, and a declaration given in favor of annexation to the United States by a vote of the people. Congress met on October 3d. Albert Sidney Johnston shared in the general sympa
and spirit. valor and insubordination. Rusk in command. Lamar appointed General, but not allowed to take command. Rusk rlough. annexation schemes. reaction in public sentiment. Lamar elected President. General Johnston Secretary of War. Iem was to appoint as major-general the gallant and eloquent Lamar, who had won distinction at San Jacinto, and was popular wirman of the organization that resisted and finally rejected Lamar, had superseded him in the suffrages of the army; and, thoully felt that such was the case. After the rejection of Lamar by the army vote, and the resignation of Rusk, he felt indires, in which course he was fully confirmed, when General Mirabeau B. Lamar and Hon. Peter W. Grayson, both personal friends,ther, disappointment adding bitterness to alienation. President Lamar, in his inaugural address, says with his usual fervor:as the opponents of annexation would have wished. Mirabeau B. Lamar was elected President, and David G. Burnet Vice-Presi
esources. Hopefulness of the Administration. Mirabeau B. Lamar. his policy, financial and educational. vast and organizedence of the country upon a most auspicious basis. Mirabeau B. Lamar was born in Jefferson County, Georgia, August 16, 179ountry, made him the fit choice of Texas as her President. Lamar was a man of high, unbending honor; his native gifts were frust the United States Bank. To the eloquent appeals of Lamar are due the foundation of the educational system of Texas, t, A. Sidney Johnston, Secretary of War. To his Excellency Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas. It wasember, 1839, Document A, p. 13. Affairs stood thus when Lamar was inaugurated. The Hon. James Webb, Secretary of State, ed into history by Yoakum, vanishes into thin air. President Lamar's Administration found a host of haughty and cunning she public business beyond its temporary suspension. President Lamar's message, 1839. The venerable Dr. Starr, then Secreta
was a great distaste for the routine of civil office. General Johnston felt a strong impulse and entire fitness for military command. He had taken his place in the War Department with the hope of organizing an army, at the head of which he knew Lamar would place him if Mexico were invaded. But Texas, which during the republic alternated between the white heat of warlike rage and a frigid apathy, was now sinking into the latter condition. The President's continued ill-health and enforced absy, and was absent from Texas a year. Part of the summer of 1841 he spent at Newport, Rhode Island, and other agreeable places on the Atlantic coast, in charge of some young relations. During General Johnston's absence in December, 1841, President Lamar's health became so bad that he vacated his office, leaving the Administration in the hands of Vice-President Burnet. In the following spring the names of a good many gentlemen were canvassed in view of the presidency, but finally the strugg
feared he would find me no better at praying than drinking. He bent on me a look of almost paternal tenderness, and said solemnly, I never lay my head upon my pillow at night without returning thanks to God for his protecting care, and invoking his guidance in future. The following reminiscences of General A. S. Johnston were furnished by Rev. R. M. Chapman: I spent the first half of the year 1839 at Houston, Texas, where I boarded at the house of Colonel Gray, in company with President Lamar, General A. S. Johnston, Secretary of War in Lamar's cabinet, and several other distinguished gentlemen. The opportunity thus afforded me of seeing much of General Johnston was enhanced by his kindness in conversing with me often in a manner less public than at a large table. Of that kindness I have ever retained a most grateful remembrance, in connection with a profound admiration of the nobleness of his character. Especially do I cherish in my memory his last words to me. When