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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
ies of the First Cavalry Regiment. Near this post, in the autumn of 1858, Major Earle Van Dorn, a gallant officer of the National Army, who appears for the first time, in Fort Lancaster. connection with Twiggs's treason, as an enemy of his country, had a successful battle with a band of warlike Comanches. Another important post was Fort Lancaster, on the mail-route between San Antonio to San Diego, in the midst of the remarkable table-lands near the junction of Live Oak Creek and the Pecos River. It is a place of much importance, for it protects the great ford of the Pecos, where nearly all the trains from Texas cross it, on their way to California. These are really mere military posts rather than forts, quite sufficient in strength, however, for the uses of the service in that region. The military power under Twiggs's control was ample, with the co-operation of the Union citizens, to hold the State firmly in a position of loyalty to the National Government, and to defy the Ar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
uly, 1540 Augustin Rodriguez, a Franciscan friar of San Bartolome, Mexico, with two associates and an escort of twelve soldiers, ascends the Rio Grande, and 8 miles from the site of Albuquerque the party separate, the soldiers returning to Mexico, the three friars remaining......August, 1581 Don Antonio Espejo, with a relief party, ascends the Rio Grande, and, finding the missionaries located among the Pueblo Indians in 1581 had been killed, he returns to San Bartolome by way of the Pecos River......1582-83 Don Juan de OƱate, a wealthy citizen of Zacatecas, under authority from Don Luis de Valasco, viceroy of New Spain, settles with a colony of 130 families, ten friars, and a number of soldiers in the valley of the Chama River, just above its junction with the Rio Grande......1598 Santa Fe founded under the title La Ciudad Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco......1605 Religious persecution of the Indians by the Spanish, who whip, imprison, and hang forty natives who wo
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States--Regular Army. (search)
sted men by disease. Total 122. 5th United States Regiment Infantry. Duty in the Dept. of New Mexico throughout the war, operating against Indians. Battle of Valverde, N. M., February 21, 1862 (Cos. B, D, F, I ). Evacuation of Albuqurque and Santa Fe March 2-4, 1862 (1 Co.). Action at Apache Canon March 28, 1862 (Cos. A, G ). Peralta April 15. Companies D, E, F and G joined Gen. Carlton's Command at Las Cruces August 10, 1862, Companies A, B, I and K at Fort Craig. Pecos River near Fort Sumner January 5, 1864 (Co. D ). Expedition against Indians in Central Arizona December 26, 1864-January 1, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 35 Enlisted men by disease. Total 57. 6th United States Regiment Infantry. In California April, 1861. Regiment concentrated in Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861, to January 31, 1862. Attached to Sykes' Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Arm
as the junior class in college, when his finances compelled him to continue his education alone, teaching, meanwhile, at Fairhaven and Newburyport, where he was principal of the grammar school, and afterward had a private school of his own. In later years he had attained such distinction in literature that the degree of master of arts was bestowed upon him by the Harvard faculty. In 1831 he went west with a trading party to Santa Fe. The next year, with a trapping party, he went down the Pecos river and into the Staked Plains, whence with four others he traveled mostly on foot until he reached Fort Smith, Ark. His adventures and exploits are related in a volume of prose and verse, published in 1834. While teaching in 1833 below Van Buren and on Little Piney river, he contributed articles to the Little Rock Advocate, and attracted the attention of Robert Crittenden, through whom he was made assistant editor of that paper, of which he was afterward for two years the proprietor. He w
r encampment as large as the first. Here it is probable they were all killed, except the Mexican, Juan, who made his escape and got safely into camp. This massacre was upon a little creek, about 25 miles from San Carlos. The In lans had a great feast and merrymaking that night. They cut some ribs out of Lieut. Mayes's horse, which they roasted and eat. It is supposed the party numbered over a hundred warriors, all well armed.--They were said to be making down the country about the Pecos river. Gen. Paul O. Hebert, assigned to the command of the Department of Texas, arrived at Houston on the 10th instant, from New Orleans. A letter to the Houston Telegraph mentions that there are 200,000 bushels of salt in and about Corpus Christi, made at that place.--Heavy rains had closed the salt season by dissolving the millions of bushels that had formed in the numerous lakes South of Corpus Christi. The San Antonio Dedger informs us that fifty-six men are employed in the a