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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. 60 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 2 Browse Search
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ed to volunteers to join their standard. In January, 1836, Austin wrote, advising a declaration of independence; and, on the 1st of February, delegates in favor of that measure were elected to a national convention, which, on the 2d day of March, 1836, declared Texts: a free, sovereign, and independent republic. On the 17th of March a constitution was adopted, and an executive government, ad interim, appointed — of which David G. Burnet was President; Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice-President; Thomas J. Rusk, Secretary of War; and other distinguished Texans chiefs of the usual bureaux. The President was a man of noble character-temperate but firm in opinion, tenacious of principles, diligent in business, pure, patriotic, and enlightened. He was a native of New Jersey, the son of a Revolutionary patriot, and had long been a resident of Texas. Yet, such was his sensibility that he felt a slight as if it were a stain, and this rendered him, even when most useful, most unhappy. His colleague
sition and spirit. valor and insubordination. Rusk in command. Lamar appointed General, but not allowed to take command. Rusk recommends Felix Hiuston as his successor. Johnston joins the army asighest eulogy; and personal friends of Houston, Rusk, and others, had also given him letters that wo was at that time under the command of General Thomas J. Rusk, who was distinguished both in council the command, he was constrained to retire, General Rusk remaining in command. Rusk soon found tconsidered by the Government. In the mean time Rusk was anxious to avail himself of any opportunity Albert Sidney Johnston on their lives. General Rusk told Mr. Jefferson Davis that he was first how these young gentlemen might regard it. General Rusk appointed him, and the young gentlemen conc better system and method. Proceeding with General Rusk, early in October, to Columbia, where the Cesident of the Republic; and it was stated that Rusk would allow his name to be used as a candidate [8 more...]
day before the battle of San Jacinto, saved the life of General Rusk by a free exposure of his own. He was conspicuous for g Indians; but on the approach of the Texan volunteers under Rusk they retreated to the Cherokee country, and thence, when preir hostilities, and later in the season, October 16th, General Rusk had a sharp combat with them at Kickapoo Town. Yoakum sail the settlements of the whites. In November, 1838, General Rusk felt obliged to raise a force in Eastern Texas, disarm r at Washington, March 13, 1839, says: The report of Major-General Rusk, together with the accompanying affidavit of Mr. Eligiment from Nacogdoches, which was under the command of General Rusk, had arrived some days before and taken a position nearg these movements, Commissioners Eon. David G. Burnet, Thomas J. Rusk, J. W. Burton, James S. Mayfield, and myself, appointendian tribe within the limits of the republic. The Hon. Thomas J. Rusk and James S. Mayfield, Esq., were appointed commis
by the annexationists in the United States, that the war was in fact at an end (Yoakum). On November 18th General Somerville, under instructions from the Government, set out with 750 men against Mexico, on an expedition of retaliation which culminated in the disaster at Mier. General Johnston's friends continued to urge him to re-enter public life. During his absence from Texas, in 1843, he was continually assured by his correspondents that, if he would come forward for the presidency, Rusk, Burleson, and Lipscomb, then the three most prominent candidates, would unite their influence for him. Dr. Starr, in 1844, spoke of him as the only man suited for the presidency. Clay Davis wrote that nine-tenths of the voters of the west wanted him for President. The narrowness of his private fortune forced him to refuse to enter the lists. Love, urging him strongly to return to Texas, in 1844, he replied: My fortunes are such that I am determined to remain in Kentucky for the present, o
Jefferson Davis Secretary of War. strength of the army. increase of force asked. action of General Johnston's friends. recommended by Texas Legislature. Senator Rusk. William Preston. political appointments the tradition. Mr. Davis reverses the rule. General Johnston made Colonel of the Second cavalry. no Favoritisms. of the proposed regiments. This memorial, dated January 8, 1854, in which the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, and Speaker of the House united, was addressed to Senator Rusk, and urged the cooperation of himself and his colleagues in securing the object of the petition. When the bill was passed, in 1855, General Rusk, who needeGeneral Rusk, who needed no other prompting than his own feelings in the matter, used active efforts to secure the appointment for General Johnston. His position was somewhat embarrassing, as that gallant and popular partisan leader, Major Ben McCulloch, was vehemently pressed by influential friends for the same appointment. Hon. P. H. Bell, although