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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 87 5 Browse Search
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Chapter 9: Military condition explained General Magruder assumes command of the district of Texas the battle of Galveston signal defeat of the enemy. The following passages relating ing themselves, but they never ventured into the city. By the close of November, Maj.-Gen. John Bankhead Magruder came to assume command of Texas, relieving General Hebert, who was ordered to Louishe whole under command of the brave Tom Green. Capt. Leon Smith was the naval commander. General Magruder at Virginia point was actively organizing his land forces. The recapture of Galveston occurred January 1, 1863, and was reported by General Magruder to Gen. Samuel Cooper, adjutant-general, as follows: Galveston, February 26, 1863. Sir: On my arrival in Texas I found the harb the Rio Grande is strongly occupied. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General Commanding. Rev. Wm. A. Bowen, of Texas, son of Capt. Wm. A. Bowen, p
this achievement, of which he was chief director, and in which his inspiration called forth all the dare-devil bravery of his followers, was obtained from the lips of men who were with him, who shared his danger, who admired his courage, and who were ready to risk their lives at his bidding. The engagement to which I refer was the capture of the United States warship Morning Light and schooner Velocity, on January 21, 1863. Early in December, 1862, Captain Fowler was instructed by Gen. J. B. Magruder, commanding the military district of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, to proceed to the Sabine river and there make selection of two or three steamboats and fit them up as gunboats, for the purpose of attacking the Federal gunboats which were in possession of Sabine pass. Having been vested with full power of impressment of such materials as might be necessary for carrying out the proposed plans in the shortest possible space of time, Captain Fowler selected the steamboats Josiah H. Be
injured. 2. The enemy's fleet, with his land forces, is still off the coast, no doubt intending a landing at the first favorable moment. He may endeavor to retrieve his losses at Sabine pass by an attack upon the works at other points on the coast. Should this be the case the major-general commanding confidently expects to receive from his troops at these points as cheering a report as that which he now communicates to the army from the defenders of the Sabine. By command of Maj.-Gen. J. B. Magruder: Edmund P. Turner, Asst. Adjt.-Gen. Fort Griffin, Sabine Pass, September 9, 1863. Captain: On Monday morning, about 2 o'clock the sentinel informed me the enemy were signaling, and fearing an attack, I ordered all the guns at the fort manned, and remained in that position until daylight, at which time there were two steamers evidently sounding for the channels on the bar, a large frigate outside. They remained all day at work, but during the evening were reinforced to the nu
oops in Arkansas and Louisiana move southward changes and promotions no more battles Camp Grice-news of the surrender of Gen. R. E. Lee Generals Kirby Smith, Magruder and Forney address the soldiers the break up and travel Homesurrender its terms Texas Generals and Colonels Albert Sidney Johnston a Texas officer. The Teey arrived and took charge. General King was then assigned to the brigade of General Polignac, who left the country and returned to France. In the meantime General Magruder had been assigned to duty in southern Arkansas, with the view of keeping the Federals pressed back to the Arkansas river, which was held by General Steele. me doubted, but soon the news came as upon the wings of the wind, confirming it as a certainty. Their spirits sank in sadness and regret. Generals Kirby Smith, Magruder and Forney were there, and made addresses to the assembled soldiers, appealing to them to stand to their colors as good soldiers, and even holding out as encoura
he Confederate cause. The land and naval forces were under the command of General Magruder, who thus referred to Colonel Bagby's part in the affair: Col. A. P. Bagbytly is Colonel Bagby's gallantry alluded to in the reports of both Taylor and Magruder that it is certain that the rank of brigadier-general, which was conferred upoe Federals at Galveston on January 1, 1863, he was notably active, so that General Magruder in his official report gives special commendation to him in connection wite numerical strength required. General Greer cooperated in every way with General Magruder, commanding the district of Texas, and assisted that general in reconcilin he was commissioned brigadier-general. On the 1st of January, 1863, when General Magruder attacked the Union fleet and land forces at Galveston, Tex., General Scurrission September 18, 1863. In February, 1864, he was ordered to report to General Magruder for assignment to duty, and still later was sent to Gen. Richard Taylor.