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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 476 2 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 164 8 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 68 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 59 3 Browse Search
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lead mines west of the Mississippi River and north to Missouri. In the autumn of 1831, Colonel Morgan died, and Colonel Zachary Taylor was promoted to the command of the First Infantry, who were then stationed at Prairie du Chien. The uneasiness ana and took possession of the lead mines. The Indians protested; and in consequence of an order from General McComb, Colonel Taylor sent a detachment of troops to remove the miners until the treaty could be signed, and the Indians had formally relina letter in 1865, says he thought it was too cold at the time to remove the trespassers. However that may have been, Colonel Taylor at once sent Lieutenants Abercrombie and Jefferson Davis, with fifty men, to accomplish their removal. Lieutenant Dmination of the trouble, had been occupied by the squatters. He was directed by the War Department, through Colonel Zachary Taylor, to remove these squatters, Lieutenant Wilson having preceded him and having failed to drive the people off. Lie
: Fort Crawford, 1832-33. Mr. Davis wrote: In 1832, Zachary Taylor became colonel of the First Infantry, with Headquarterere, and many of the officers had their families. Colonel Zachary Taylor had with him his wife, three daughters, and a son.r this time. Elizabeth married Colonel Bliss, who was General Taylor's adjutant during the war with Mexico, and became his account of Lieutenant Davis's relations with Colonel and Miss Taylor: The arrival of a steam-boat from St. Louis was th weeks journey from the settlement in the States. Colonel Zachary Taylor, known in the campaign of 1848 as Old Rough and Rhe old army, and Samuel McRee, the captain, and afterward Taylor's, and subsequently Scott's, paymaster-general in Mexico. le children, lived in a tent, where Lieutenant Davis and Miss Taylor were frequent visitors. Lieutenant Davis and Colonel TaColonel Taylor's daughter, Miss Sarah Knox Taylor, became very much in love, and were to be married, with her father's consent. Wh
s increased the widespread and not unfounded fears of Indian invasion which existed in the valley of the Wabash. To protect Vincennes from a sudden assault, Captain Z. Taylor was ordered to Fort Harrison, a stockade on the river above Vincennes, and with his company of infantry, about fifty strong, made preparation to defend the ptia of Michigan Territory. I often accepted his invitation to partake of his hospitality, as well as that of General (then Captain) William S. Harney and Colonel Zachary Taylor, who often divided their rations with me, as we volunteers were frequently in want of suitable food. The regulars were much better provided for than nished with better rations and more of them, but they had tents, while we had none; and I shall never forget the generous hospitality of Lieutenant Davis, Colonel Zachary Taylor, Captain W. S. Harney, and others of my brave and generous comrades of those days. In this campaign Lieutenant Davis was thrown with two remarkable me
of the Bad Axe, Mr. Davis wrote: The second Black Hawk campaign occurred in 1832, and Colonel Taylor, with the greater part of his regiment, joined the army commanded by General Atkinson, and wthat part of the First Infantry which constituted the garrison of Fort Crawford, with these Colonel Taylor returned to Prairie du Chien. After a short time it was reported that the Indians were on an island in the river above the prairie, and Colonel Taylor sent a Lieutenant (Lieutenant Davis) with an appropriate command to explore the island. Unmistakable evidence of their very recent preseflag on the east bank of the river, and the lieutenant returned with them to the fort, where Colonel Taylor treated them as surrendered hostiles. Their trails were followed through the brush to the wand to see the Indian agent. The lieutenant went with the Indians to the fort, reported to Colonel Taylor, among other things, his disbelief of the Winnebago story. The grand old soldier merely rep
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 15: resignation from the army.-marriage to Miss Taylor.-Cuban visit.-winter in Washington.-President van Buren.-return to Brierfield, 1837. (search)
15: resignation from the army.-marriage to Miss Taylor.-Cuban visit.-winter in Washington.-Presidend to a more quiet life. His engagement to Miss Taylor had now lasted two years, and General TayloGeneral Taylor's feelings toward him did not seem to become mollified. Miss Taylor finally went to her fatherMiss Taylor finally went to her father and told him that she had waited two years, and as, during that time, he had not alleged anything er family, engaged a stateroom and escorted Miss Taylor to it. Colonel Taylor was transacting some Colonel Taylor was transacting some regimental business on the boat, and while he was there his daughter made another attempt to reconci. She sorrowfully gave up hope of winning Colonel Taylor's consent, and went to St. Louis to be marrote: In 1835 I resigned from the army, and Miss Taylor being then in Kentucky with her aunt — the oldest sister of General Taylor--I went thither and we were married in the house of her aunt, in the presence of General Taylor's two sisters, of his oldest brother, his son-in-law, and many others of[1 more...]
was less open to the accusation of saying all he believed, he sincerely thought all he said, and, moreover, could not understand any other man coming to a different conclusion after his premises were stated. It was this sincerity of opinion which sometimes gave him the manner to which his opponents objected as domineering. After the canvass for Mr. Polk had closed with his election, in the spring of 1845, Mr. Davis came down to Natchez for his wedding. On the steam-boat he met General Zachary Taylor for the first time since he left Prairie du Chien, and the general approached him most cordially An entire reconciliation took the place of the unexpressed but friendly regard which had never ceased to exist in all those years of mutual grief and separation. I had been quite ill, and could not then undertake the ceremony; but some three weeks afterward he came on a short visit, and we concluded to marry then. On February 26, 1845, at The briers, in the presence of my family and
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 21: Mr. Davis's first session in Congress. (search)
exas with intent to recover the territory, General Taylor was ordered to defend Texas as a part of tn with the Rio Grande as her boundary; and General Taylor was instructed to advance to the river. H a sufficient number of volunteers to join General Taylor, but the Secretary of War countermanded th from Point Isabel, these were reported by General Taylor's cavalry to occupy the road in his front. a council of war should be held, to which General Taylor assented. At the meeting it was developeed until night, when the enemy retired and General Taylor bivouacked on the field. Early in the morning of May 9th General Taylor resumed his forward march, and in the afternoon encountered the enemysition, with artillery advantageously posted. Taylor's infantry pushed through the chaparral linings, in the two battles, was estimated at i,000; Taylor's killed, 49. The Mexicans precipitately recrtions, tendering the thanks of Congress to General Taylor and the army of occupation for recent bril[1 more...]
Mr. Davis thus described the condition of General Taylor and his army at this time: The Mexicans evacuated Matamoras, and General Taylor took peaceable possession, May 18th. Though responsibiadequate transportation. Upon reaching General Taylor's headquarters Colonel Davis found a heartw; but General Scott was daily diminishing General Taylor's force by taking every effective regimentroper disposition of troops could be made, General Taylor hired Mexican packers to supplement the liion had been, or could be made, to enable General Taylor to advance into the heart of Mexico. Press which enabled him at discretion to strip General Taylor of both troops and material of war. Secretary Marcy and General Taylor had a sharp controversy, conducted by a series of letters, about thence. Mr. Davis was at the camp-fire when General Taylor wrote it, and said: General Taylor'sGeneral Taylor's reply to Secretary Marcy's strictures, in regard to the capitulation of Monterey, exhibited such vi[7 more...]
nd in advance. Having reported, he was ordered, with three companies of his regiment, and one of the Tennesseeans, to advance on the works. When they reached the half-moon work, a tremendous fire was opened from the stone buildings in the rear. Taking a less exposed position, Davis was reinforced, and, the balance of the Mississippians coming up, the engagement became general in the street, while from the house-tops a heavy fire was kept up by the Mexicans. The gallant Davis, leading the advance with detached parties, was rapidly entering the city, penetrating into buildings, and generally driving the enemy from the position, when General Henderson and the Texan Rangers, dismounted, entered the city, and, through musketry and grape, made their way to the advance. The conflict increased, and still Davis continued his command through the street to within a square of the Grand Plaza, when, the afternoon being far advanced, General Taylor withdrew the Americans to the captured fort.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 25: the storming of Monterey-report of Mr. Davis. (search)
day after the attack commenced the enemy announced a willingness to surrender on terms, and General Taylor appointed three commissioners, viz., Governor Henderson, of Texas, General Worth, of the Uni, of the Texan Volunteers, and Colonel Davis, of the Mississippi Riflemen, on the part of Major-General Taylor, commander-in-chief of the United States forces; and General Requena and General Ortego, neral Wool has arrived near Monterey, with the intention of joining his forces with those of General Taylor, when they will march to Victoria. General Taylor has already started for the place of rendGeneral Taylor has already started for the place of rendezvous. General Worth is in Saltillo with his brigade, which place he intends to garrison. I do not know what troops will be left in Monterey. I suspect, however, the Louisville Legion. . . . Repord by a truer soldier than Colonel Davis. A short extract is subjoined from the report of General Taylor on the battle of Monterey: I desire also to notice Generals Hamer and Quitman, commandin
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