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fore. General Johnston's pay district was gradually altered and enlarged in consequence of the movements of troops, until finally it embraced Forts Belknap, Chadbourne, and McKavitt, and required a journey of 695 miles for each payment. In 1854 payments were ordered to be made every two months, thus compelling the paymaster t pure white, pink, or drab, of fine grain and good polish. At Belknap, and along the Brazos, there was plenty of coal. From Fort Belknap to Phantom Hill, Fort Chadbourne, Fort McKavitt, and thence to Austin, the country was bolder, wilder, more rugged and sterile. The breaks in these elevated table-lands often present the app that everywhere was presented the illusion of ancient fortifications on the most gigantic scale. These high plains are the border-land of the desert. At Fort Chadbourne, we were told, by Captain Calhoun and Dr. Swift, that on the 9th of June, 1854, a terrible hailstorm had swept over them, which had drifted six or eight feet
ned as unprofitable. About this time an order came to have us move, just as we had got comfortably lodged for the winter; and on the fourth of December, 1861, Companies B, E, F, H, I, and K, left for Fort Mason, eighty-five miles from Verde. We left sixty men at Verde. We all got safely to Mason, and there the command was split up into five parties, one to Fort McKuvett, one to Camp Colorado, one to Camp Cooper, one to Fort Belknap, and Companies B and K, in all fifty-eight men, to Fort Chadbourne, clear up in the Camanche nation of Indians. I forgot to tell you that we were three months and fifteen days in Camp Verde. All these forts that I have mentioned are on the Indian frontier, and were formerly garrisoned by our soldiers, but none of us had ever been to any of them; but at the time I am writing about they were garrisoned by the rebels, and we were distributed amongst them, as I tell you, for safe keeping. I had the good luck to go with my company, K, to Chadbourne,
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Texas, 1861 (search)
t Brown  March 7: Abandonment of Ringgold BarracksBy U. S. Troops. March 7: Abandonment of Camp VerdeBy U. S. Troops. March 9: Abandonment of Fort LancasterBy U. S. Troops. March 12: Abandonment of Fort McIntoshBy U. S. Troops. March 15: Abandonment of Camp WoodBy U. S. Troops. March 17: Abandonment of Camp HudsonBy U. S. Troops. March 19: Abandonment of Forks Clarke and IngeBy U. S. Troops. March 20: Abandonment of Forts Brown and DuncanBy U. S. Troops. March 28: Abadonment of Fort ChadbourneBy U. S. Troops. March 29: Abandonment of Fort MasonBy U. S. Troops. March 31: Abandonment of Fort BlissBy U. S. Troops. April --: Abandonment of Fort StocktonBy U. S. Troops. April 5: Abandonment of Fort QuitmanBy U. S. Troops. April 13: Abandonment of Fort DavisBy U. S. Troops. April 25: Surrender at SaluriaUNITED STATES--1st (2 Cos.), 3d (3 Cos.) and 8th (2 Cos.) Infantry. April 25: Surrender at IndianolaOf U. S. Troops. May 9: Surrender at San Lucas SpringsUNITED STATES--8th
t an early age he entered the State university at Chapel Hill, and on graduation divided first honors with three others of his class. He was appointed to the United States military academy when seventeen years old, and was graduated tenth in a class of forty-three in 1852, with a commission in the Second dragoons. After a few months, at the cavalry school at Carlisle he was detailed to assist in the survey of a railroad route in California, after that duty rejoining his regiment at Fort Chadbourne, Tex. Having been promoted first lieutenant in 1855, he commanded his troop in the march from Texas across the plains to Fort Riley, Kan.; accompanied his regiment as adjutant in the Utah expedition of 1858, and remained in that territory until 1859, when he was ordered on recruiting service at Louisville, Ky. There he was married in November following to Mildred Ewing, of that city. When the crisis of 1861 arrived he promptly resigned, being, it is said, the first North Carolinian in the
rank of colonel, with directions to hold himself in readiness to raise men and munitions of war, whenever called on by the commissioners to San Antonio, and to be governed according to the secret instructions given the commissioners. On February 5th the committee appointed Henry E. McCulloch colonel of cavalry, with instructions and authority to raise and employ a sufficient force and proceed without delay to negotiate with the respective commanders of the various military posts, from Fort Chadbourne, including Camp Colorado, Camp Cooper, and Fort Belknap, to Red river, for the delivery to him as commissioner, in behalf of the State of Texas, of all and every species of property, quartermaster property and stores, commissary property and stores, ordnance and ordnance stores, medical and hospital stores, and further advising him not to use force unless necessary, and to secure the property when received. At the same time the committee appointed Col. John S. Ford military commander,
Biographical. Brigadier-General Arthur Pendleton Bagby Brigadier-General Arthur Pendleton Bagby was born in Alabama, and appointed from that State to the United States military academy at West Point. He was graduated in 1852, and promoted in the army to brevet second lieutenant of infantry, after which he served in garrison at Fort Columbus, New York, 1852-53, and on frontier duty at Fort Chadbourne, Texas, 1853. He resigned in September of that year, and began the study of law. Being admitted to the bar, he practiced at Mobile, Ala., from 1854 to 1858; then moved to Gonzales, Tex., and was living there in 1861, when the war between the States began. He was, during 1861, major in the Seventh Texas, becoming colonel of the regiment in 1862. This regiment was in General Sibley's command in New Mexico in 1862, sharing the hardships and victories of that campaign of varied experiences. On January 1, 1863, having been promoted in the latter part of 1862, he took part in the me
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
, C5 Centerville, La. 23, 8; 135-A; 156, E6 Centerville, Mo. 135-A; 152, A4, 135-A; 152, C6; 153, A6; 161, B10, 161, H11 Centerville, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, A4 Centerville, Va. 3, 1, 3, 2; 7, 1; 10, 7; 16, 1; 17, 1; 19, 3; 21, 13; 22, 5, 22, 6; 23, 1, 23, 2; 43, 7; 74, 1; 92, 1; 94, 2; 100, 1; 117, 1; 135-A; 137, A7 Field-works and lines, March, 1862 10, 7 Centralia, Mo. 135-A; 152, B5 Chacahoula Station, La. 156, E7 Fort Chadbourne, Tex. 54, 1; 171 Chaffin's, Va. 78, 1; 92, 1; 93, 1; 135, 3 Chaffin's Bluff, Va. 17, 1; 19, 1; 20, 1; 77, 3; 78, 1; 92, 1; 100, 2; 135, 3 Chalk Bluff, Mo. 153, D9 Chambersburg, Pa. 25, 6; 43, 7; 82, 3; 116, 2; 135-A; 136, C6; 171 Chambers' Creek, Tenn. 12, 5; 14, 2, 14, 3 Champion's Hill, Miss. 36, 1; 135-C, 4 Battle of, May 16, 1863 132, 8; 135-C, 4 Chancellorsville, Va. 16, 1; 22, 5; 39, 2, 39, 3; 41, 1; 44, 3; 45, 1; 74, 1; 81, 1; 86,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General George Burgwyn Anderson—The memorial address of Hon. A. M. Waddell, May 11, 1885. (search)
xpiration of which time he was detailed to assist Lieutenant Parke, of the engineers, in surveying a route for a railroad in California. When this duty was completed, he was ordered to his regiment, the Second Dragoons, then stationed at Fort Chadbourne, Texas, and there was associated with a group of officers who afterwards became distinguished generals on both sides in the war between the States. Having been promoted to a first lieutenancy, and the regiment having been ordered, in the fall of 1855, to Fort Riley, Kansas, he commanded his company in the march across the plains to the latter fort from Fort Chadbourne. While stationed at Fort Riley, in the spring of 1856, the Kansas prelude to the great tragedy, in which he was destined to lose his life, began to stir the passions of the people of both sections of the country, and he had an opportunity of seeing and reflecting upon the inevitable tendency of events, as illustrated by the career of a notorious horse-thief and murdere
Seizure of more Forts. Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 20. --The Overland mail coach, from Sherman, Texas, reports the seizure of Forts Chadbourne and Belknap by the Texans; also, the seizure of the Overland mail coaches, mails, &c. The agents of the Overland Mail Company were imprisoned.