I gave him my letter of introduction to General Magruder, and told him who I was.
He thereupon pressed me most vehemently to wait until General Magruder's arrival, and he promised, if I did so, afaring man by profession, and was put by General Magruder in command of one of the small steamers w
At 9 A. M. we espied the cavalcade of General Magruder passing us by a parallel track about halfpany the General through this desert.
General Magruder, who commands in Texas, is a fine soldiert lack moral courage to face responsibility.
Magruder had commanded the Confederate troops at Yorkto, to blind and deceive the latter as to his (Magruder's) strength; and he spoke of the intense relispoke in terms of the highest admiration.
Magruder was an artilleryman, and has been a good deal as illegal and despotic.
The officers on Magruder's Staff are a very goodlooking, gentlemanlike of McGuffin.
On these festive occasions General Magruder wears a red woollen cap, and fills the pr[3 more...]
Scurry, and found him suffering from severe ophthalmia.
When I presented General Magruder's letter, he insisted that I should come and live with him so long as I ree Commodore), was off Pelican Island.
In the night of the 1st January, General Magruder suddenly entered Galveston, placed his field-pieces along the line of whaenshaw, converted a Confederate disaster into the recapture of Galveston.
General Magruder certainly deserves immense credit for his boldness in attacking a heavily nant-colonel of cavalry, and is now colonel.
Captain Foster is properly on Magruder's Staff, and is very good company.
His property at New Orleans had been destr the old army, but afterwards became a wealthy sugar-planter.
He used to hold Magruder's position as commander-in-chief in Texas, but he has now been shelved at MunrPoint, and was at that institution with the President, the two Johnstons, Lee, Magruder, &c., and that, after serving a short time in the artillery, he had entered th
elonged to the same regiment, the 37th New York (I think). These were captured in different battles; and on the last that was taken there is actually inscribed as a victory the word Fair-oaks, which was the engagement in which the regiment had lost its first color.
Mr. Butler King, a member of Congress, whose acquaintance I had made in the Spottswood Hotel, took me to spend the evening at Mrs. S--‘s, a charming widow, for whom I had brought a letter from her only son, aid-de-camp to General Magruder, in Texas.
Mrs. S-- is clever and agreeable.
She is a highly patriotic Southerner; but she told me that she had stuck fast to the Union until Lincoln's proclamation calling out 75,000 men to coerce the South, which converted her and such a number of others into strong Secessionists.
I spent a very pleasant evening with Mrs. S -- , who had been much in England, and had made a large acquaintance there.
Mr. Butler King is a Georgian gentleman, also very agreeable and well informe