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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 24 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 2 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
The movement of troops to Florida will not take place, I presume, until the beginning of November. They are packing up and getting ready. The officers are selling their surplus beds and chairs, cows, goats, and chickens. I am sorry to see their little comforts going, for it is difficult on the frontier to collect them again. Mrs. Sibley told me her chairs and cow had gone, and Mrs. Waite her goats. The pigeons and chickens are disposed of on the table. General Vidaun, in his attack on Camargo, seems to progress pari passu with the court. I am more interested in the state of health of my man Johnson, who has fever. I hope it will prove a slight case for his sake and my own, for, though he is a poor cook, he is all I have, and neither the major [George H. Thomas] nor I can stand these long and interesting sessions of the court without eating. I have read in a stray number of the New York Times, that reached here somehow, a violent attack upon Secretary Davis [Jefferson Davis, t
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Trip to Austin-promotion to full second Lieutenant-Army of occupation (search)
taking a seat, sometimes going so far as to lie down. In time all were broken in to do their duty submissively if not cheerfully, but there never was a time during the war when it was safe to let a Mexican mule get entirely loose. Their drivers were all teamsters by the time they got through. I recollect one case of a mule that had worked in a team under the saddle, not only for some time at Corpus Christi, where he was broken, but all the way to the point opposite Matamoras, then to Camargo, where he got loose from his fastenings during the night. He did not run away at first, but staid in the neighborhood for a day or two, coming up sometimes to the feed trough even; but on the approach of the teamster he always got out of the way. At last, growing tired of the constant effort to catch him, he disappeared altogether. Nothing short of a Mexican with his lasso could have caught him. Regulations would not have warranted the expenditure of a dollar in hiring a man with a lasso
e now (to-day) commencing the practical operations to prepare us for the field. Smith and I have been in the woods nearly all the morning, with the men, cutting wood for fascines, gabions, &c. We have now fifty men, and fine men they are too. I am perfectly delighted with my duties. Lieutenant McClellan sailed with his company, seventy-one strong, from New York, early in September, 1846, for Brazos Santiago, and arrived there immediately after the battle of Monterey. They then moved to Camargo, where they remained for some time. Thence they were transferred to Matamoras in November, and from this point started on their march to Victoria, under the orders of General Patterson. Before leaving Matamoras, Captain Swift was taken ill, and the company was left under command of Lieutenant Smith. At Victoria the company joined the forces under General Taylor, and were assigned to the division of regulars under command of General Twiggs, with whom, in January, 1847, they marched to T
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
er between this and Mier, namely, Reinosa and Camargo, will have to be occupied and garrisoned. Then from Camargo, or this place, or both, columns can be advanced into the interior and the country r a very pleasant march of some six days from Camargo. We neither saw nor heard anything of the enrvals, are stationed brigades, on the road to Camargo; so that in a day we might concentrate a forcremainder of the volunteers are to be left at Camargo, under General Patterson, Major-General Roe subsisted. The movement has commenced from Camargo, and we are daily expecting the arrival of thmotion with six thousand five hundred men. At Camargo, on the river, some one hundred and forty milxtraordinary express being about to start for Camargo, I take advantage of it to send you a few linsome Texan prisoners, taken on our march from Camargo here, and released by Santa Anna, on the applison the depots in the rear, namely, Seralvo, Camargo and Matamoras, and after the occupation of Vi[2 more...]
The Daily Dispatch: July 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Southeast Missouri preparing for the Fray. (search)
communication from a Mexican official, informing him that there had been disturbances on the river above this. He immediately ordered Capt. Littleton to take a detachment of men and make reconnaissance in the vicinity of Edinburgh and the settlements above it. It is believed here that the party mentioned is commanded by Theodoris Tamora, the second in command to Cortina. He was, about twelve days since, at the Mesa Rancho, forty-five or fifty miles above Matamoras, and on the main road to Camargo, and had about forty men. The marauder, Cortina, is said to have one hundred thousand dollars furnished him by an agent of Lincoln. The political chief of Matamoras has received an official communication from Reynosa confirming the above, and stating that Cortina was on the Rio Grande, above Edinburgh, endeavoring to enlist men, buy horses, saddles, &c. All concur in saying that Cortina is on this side of the Rio Grande. Fortunately, Col. Ford is acting in concert with Gen. Guada