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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) 3 1 Browse Search
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necessity had caused us to disarm. It was gratifying to me, as it is a pleasure to me to report to you, that the whole expedition passed off without one unpleasant incident. The gentlemen who were at headquarters with me to whom I am indebted for services cheerfully and promptly rendered, for which I owe them my thanks, were Col. P. N. Luckett, quartermaster-general of Texas; Maj. G. J. Howard, Mr. J. T. Ward, Gen. Jas. Willie, Dr. H. P. Howard, Mr. R. A. Howard, Mr. D. E. Tessier, Judges Fred Tate and T. J. Devine, Capts. D. D. Shea and W. T. Mechling, and J. F. Minter and Lieut. J. P. Major, C. S. army. Very respectfully, sir, I am your obedient servant, Earl Van Dorn, Colonel Commanding. Brig.-Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, Montgomery, Ala. Lieut.-Col. John R. Baylor, though elected with Colonel Ford, did not go in his command to the Rio Grande, but raised a number of companies and proceeded with them to the posts west of San Antonio and on to the Rio Gr
, 1862, when they were removed to Houston. The quartermaster and commissary departments remained at San Antonio, the headquarters for a long time of the troops in Texas, whose service had been on the western frontier. General Hebert came with a good record, having been educated at West Point, a lieutenant-colonel in the Mexican war, and governor of Louisiana. He appointed E. B. Nichols colonel of a six months infantry regiment at Galveston, with Josiah C. Massie, lieutenant-colonel, and Fred Tate, major. X. B. Debray, as lieutenant-colonel, and John J. Myers, major, raised for service there a battalion of cavalry, which was afterward enlarged into a regiment with Debray, colonel, Myers, lieutenant-colonel, and M. Menard, major. Col. John S. Moore, with Wm. P. Rogers, lieutenant-colonel, and H. G. Runnels, major, organized a regiment of infantry at Galveston, in October, 1861, and going to Mississippi were in the battle of Corinth, where Colonel Rogers, after a brilliant display o