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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
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ar, stores, etc., subject to the order of the convention of the people of the State of Texas, and report their acts and doings in the premises to the committee of public safety. A commission was issued and delivered to these commissioners with full instructions, both public and private, to regulate their conduct. Both Judge Devine and Senator Maverick were distinguished citizens of San Antonio, and intimately acquainted with General Twiggs. On the same day the committee conferred on Ben Mc-Culloch the rank of colonel, with directions to hold himself in readiness to raise men and munitions of war, whenever called on by the commissioners to San Antonio, and to be governed according to the secret instructions given the commissioners. On February 5th the committee appointed Henry E. McCulloch colonel of cavalry, with instructions and authority to raise and employ a sufficient force and proceed without delay to negotiate with the respective commanders of the various military posts, fr
Hebert's Louisiana regiment, and several regiments from Arkansas, five of which, under N. G. Pearce, were State troops called out for three months service. General Mc-Culloch was in command of the combined force, when it was attacked at Oak Hills, 10 miles south of Springfield, at the break of day on August 10, 1861, by a Federaed by General Price with his Missouri troops, and the combined force being under the command of General Van Dorn, the battle of Elkhorn was fought, in which General Mc-Culloch was killed. In command of the right wing of the army he had put his command in position for a desperate charge, and had fearlessly gone to the front to disbove named Texas commands, it appears that Maj. R. P. Crump's cavalry battalion and Teel's battery were with the Confederate army. Colonel Greer took command of Mc-Culloch's division after the fall of the general. Colonel Sims was wounded, and Lieutenant-Colonel Lane was mentioned as particularly distinguished. The latter's regi