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Chapter 5: the Texan Revolution. Discovery by Lasalle. disputed title to the Territory. Spanish occupation. early history. Philip Nolan. boundary disputes. Revolutionary measures. Magee's expedition. Mina's and long's attempts. Moses Austin. Stephen F. Austin. his colony. the Fredonian War. Federal Constitution. Mexican jealousy. Bustamante's arbitrary and centralized Government. oppression of Texas. Colonel Bradburn's tyranny. resistance of colonists in 1832. Anah Albert Sidney Johnston's brothers, Darius and Orramel, shared in the hazards, the hardships, the victories, and the calamitous consequences of this expedition. Fever, privation, and Spanish prisons, brought them to early graves. In 1817 General Mina, a Spanish republican, made another gallant but unsuccessful attempt to revolutionize Texas, but was finally captured and shot. Again, in 1819, Colonel Long with 200 or 300 Americans made two attempts, which ended in their own destruction. A
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 1: the policy of war. (search)
ld be made according to the principles of the art, but it will be admitted, however, that there may be a great difference in the nature of the operations that shall be undertaken, according to the divers chances to be run. For example, two hundred thousand French wishing to subject Spain, aroused against them as one man, would not manoeuvre like two hundred thousand French wishing to march upon Vienna, or any other capital, there to dictate peace (1809); and they would not do the guerillas of Mina the honor to combat them in the same manner that they fought at Borodino. This, in reply to Major Proketsch, who, despite his well known erudition, believed himself able to sustain that the policy of war could have no influence upon its operations and that war should always be made in the same manner. Without going so far for examples, could it be said that the two hundred thousand French of whom we have just spoken, ought equally to march upon Vienna, whatever should be the moral conditio
I marched out at night, allowing him the following day to enter the city, unopposed, as he himself acknowledges, and whereas no provocation was given by the authorities, civil or military, he can in no manner claim that extreme war measures were a necessity. It has been argued that Wellington sanctioned extreme measures against the Basques, at the time he was opposed to Marshal Soult, at Bayonne, in 1814. Wellington perceived that, by pillage and cruel treatment, his Spanish allies, under Mina and Morilla, were arousing the Basques to arms, and at once ordered the Spanish troops to abstain from such odious conduct. He was, unfortunately, too late in his discovery; the appetite for plunder had become so inordinate that his proclamation was disregarded by his allies, and he was subsequently forced to threaten extreme measures, in order to check the partisan warfare which initiated the cruelties and horrors he deplored. This is the unquestionable interpretation of the subjoined pass
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guerillas. (search)
easants, in Spain, who harassed Napoleon's armies during the Peninsular War, in 1808-14. The name is from the Spanish and means a little war. The guerilla bands were led by bold bandits, who, inspired by hatred of the French and favored by the hilly character of the country, were successful on many occasions. However, they were utterly lawless, and ready on the least suspicion of political treachery to turn their arms against the Spanish leaders. One of the bands, led by the notorious General Mina, joined Wellington, and after having undergone a course of discipline, did good service as regular troops. From Spain the name guerilla was brought to Central America, and thence to the United States. Guerilla bands in Mexico and Texas were a source of great annoyance during the Mexican War. In the Civil War guerillas, or partisan rangers, as they were called, were commanded by officers duly commissioned by the Confederate President for such service. By an act of the Confederate Congr
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 4: early married life, 1836-1840. (search)
ize the tongs and pound, pound, pound over poor Mina's sleepy head, charitably allowing her about haed apples -doze--ah, um, dear me! why does n't Mina get up? I don't hear her, --doze --a, umm,--I the top of the tea-kettle, said I. At this Mina giggled, and we both laughed to see her merrime I put the pork on the top of the beans? asked Mina. Come, come, said Harriet, laughing. You see how it is. Mina is a new hand and cannot do anything without me to direct her. We must give up thconvulsive sobs. What shall I write next? Mina, pour a little milk into this pearlash, said Ha in the oven.] Here, said I, let me direct Mina about these matters, and write a while yourselfut in the brown or the white bread first? said Mina. The brown first, said Harriet. What is shall I put ginger into this pumpkin? queried Mina. No, you may let that alone just now, replg-shells and all this truck here? interrupted Mina. Put them in the pail by you, answered Harr[8 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
suit of Lee, 367; decides on attacking Lee at Williamsport, 369; Lee's escape at Williamsport considered, 369; advance into Virginia, 374; drives Lee across the Rappahannock and Rapidan, 375 position on the Rapidan line, 376; falls back behind the Rappahannock, his left being turned, 377; advances towards the Rappahannock in pursuit of Lee, 385; crossed the Rappahannock—the Confederate position, 387; back between the Rappahannock and Rapidan, 388; the Mine Run move, 390; plan of operations in Mina Run move, 391; pedantic orders of Halleck after Mine Run, 398; army in winter-quarters, 398; his strength on commencement of overland campaign, 413. Mechanicsville, McClellan's object in carrying, 122. Meigs, General, on direct advance towards Richmond, 84. Merrimac, the, to be neutralized, 91; the, destroyed by Confederate Commodore Tatnall, 120. Middle Military Division, creation of the, General Sheridan commanding, 555. Miles, General, at Harper's Ferry, 199. Miles, Colo
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sent from Washington to create a sensation. In Boston speeches were made by Edward Everett, Robt. C. Winthrop, and other "patriots." The frigate "New Ironsides" has arrived at Fortress Monroe. Ex-Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, has joined a company as a private at Cambridge, Dorchester county, Md. D. A. Mabeancy, of the Dubuque Herald, who was arrested for treason, was the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3d Iowa district. The massacres by Indians in the West still continue. The St. Paul (Mina.) Press, of the 24th ult., says: A careful consideration so far forces the conviction of influence of white men at the bottom of the Indian massacre. For weeks past white men, chiefly Missourians, have been among them. The fact that remote tribes like the Yanktonias and Lantheads are moving in concert with the Stoux, and that a large force attacked a fortified artillery post like Fort Ridgaly which is an attack without president in Indian history, and that the Indians are butchering t
Conli. F. Taino --The Jackson (Mina) Appeal, of the 16th says: "Judge Trigg of the United States District Court, at Nashville has ordered that no attorney, proctor, or other person who has not taken the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, is to be permitted to manage or conduct a case in that Court. Trigg is an East Tennessee traitor who, having taken refuge within the Federal lines, was rewarded by Lincoln with a seat on, the bench in