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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
d to pursue the remnants of the regular army with all the eagerness of a man who had deserted his colors. His former comrades, betrayed through the defection of Twiggs, were, some of them, in San Antonio with Colonel Waite, the remainder with Major Sibley at Indianola, where they had been conveyed under promise of being allowed to ship for the North; none of these soldiers, notwithstanding the many offers they received, had forsaken their commanders to enter the service of the rebels. The latt the capitulation of San Antonio, and that all the Federal troops which happened to be on their territory must be considered as prisoners of war. Van Dorn was charged with the execution of this order, which was a violation of a sacred pledge. Sibley was waiting at Indianola to embark on the Star of the West, the same transport-ship which, a short time before, had vainly attempted to revictual Fort Sumter. Being ignorant of the fate of that vessel, which had been seized in the port of Galves
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
exico. The Confederates were commanded by General Sibley, lately an officer in the regular army, whor western bank, upon which Fort Craig stands, Sibley made his appearance in front of the Federal por leave behind him with impunity, to come out, Sibley tried, by a bold manoeuvre, to menace his comme south to pass under the guns of Fort Craig. Sibley, better informed by his scouts, was not afraidon his line of communication without a fight. Sibley thus far succeeded in drawing him off from the and facing some woods and brush, behind which Sibley had halted his men. Being fully aware that in ad received the command of the whole army from Sibley, who was sick. He immediately made arrangemenr in a condition to molest their adversaries. Sibley felt that there was no necessity for him to ta direction of Colorado. This new success cost Sibley thirty-six killed and sixty wounded, together a fortnight after his entrance into Santa Fe, Sibley found himself under the necessity of evacuatin