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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 46 2 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 39 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 31 3 Browse Search
Fannie A. Beers, Memories: a record of personal exeperience and adventure during four years of war. 16 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 12 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 11 11 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 10 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 0 Browse Search
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early history. Philip Nolan. boundary disputes. Revolutionary measures. Magee's expedition. Mina's and long's attempts. Moses Austin. Stephen F. Austin. his colony. the Fredonian War. Federal Constitution. Mexican jealousy. Bustamante's arbitrary and centralized Government. oppression of Texas. Colonel Bradburn's tyranny. resistance of colonists in 1832. Anahuac campaign. Bradburn's defeat. Piedras compromises. Convention of San Felipe. Convention of 1833. Santa Anna. Austin's imprisonment. Santa Anna's Revolution. population of Texas. Santa Anna's attempt to establish military despotism. resistance. Moore's fight on the Guadalupe. capture of Goliad. Bowie's combat at conception mission. Cos surrenders San Antonio. the General Consultation of 1835. Provisional Government. Declaration of independence. David G. Burnet. Santa Anna invades Texas. dissensions of colonists. want of preparation. Mexican atrocities. William B. Travis. the Alamo. the T
Cherokees followed Piedras, the next June, to aid Bradburn, at Anahuac, against Austin's colonists. In the Declaration of Grievances, by the Ayuntamiento of Nacogdoche case of Indians willing to become civilized and to settle in the colonies of Austin and other empresarios. The Cherokees did not comply with either the legal formaesque beauty. The Government obtained the title, laid out a city, and named it Austin, in honor of the Father of the republic. To the situation there were objecti armed, under the protection of a company of riflemen, to begin the new city of Austin. The commissioners, truly representing the spirit of the people, put aside allemselves, must have inspired these men! General Johnston, who was a citizen of Austin in the first month of its existence, said to the writer fifteen years afterwards. He fell upon their village on the Red Fork of the Colorado, 300 miles above Austin, and killed 130 Indians and captured thirty-four, together with about 500 horse
r party, as afterward appeared. It was reported to him by gentlemen of unimpeached veracity that General Houston had spoken of him in violent and disrespectful terms. The following correspondence ensued, upon which comment is needless: City of Austin, January 5, 1840. Sir: I have just been informed that on last evening, and also on this morning, you thought it necessary to use the most vituperative language with regard to me, for what cause I know not. In doing so you bore in mind the resptime sought to gratify this wish for the tranquillity of domestic life; but the call of public duty had still held him to his post. The following letter, written under these emotions, will serve to explain this phase of feeling: City of Austin, Texan republic, October 24, 1839. dear friend: I am very sorry to learn that you have suffered so much from sickness this summer. We have, the most sagacious of us, but little ken of the future. When we went together to Galveston, you expressed gre
and spheres of action. What you say, replied General Johnston, seems very plausible, but self-love forbids me to agree with you. I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered the harvest. The spade, the hoe, the plough, and the axe, are familiar to my hands, and that not for recreation, but for bread. He had but one near neighbor, Colonel Warren D. C. Hall, who, with his wife, rendered General Johnston's family every friendly office that kind hearts could suggest. Colonel Hall was one of Austin's colonists, and prominent in the earlier conflicts of the revolutionary struggle. He was elderly, and had not been fortunate; so that his large estate was laboring under embarrassments, from which I believe it was subsequently relieved. He was a bold, warm-hearted, hospitable planter. He and his wife were childless, but their affections went out to cheer all about them. As almost the only family that General and Mrs. Johnston saw in their years of plantation-life, this notice seems to m
roops at Forts Croghan, Gates, Graham, and Belknap, and at Austin. This required a journey of about 500 miles each time, be of its guardians, who watched in turn from New Orleans to Austin. This exhausting vigilance was happily rewarded by exemptsits to New Orleans by arranging for the sale of drafts in Austin, which he had been unable to do before. General Johnsthantom Hill, Fort Chadbourne, Fort McKavitt, and thence to Austin, the country was bolder, wilder, more rugged and sterile. s occurred during his service as paymaster. The road from Austin to Belknap followed the old Indian trail, as is usual on tion of his resolute trust and cheerfulness in trouble: Austin, Texas, December 23, 1854. My dear son: I send you and Rosapen of the Rev. Edward Fontaine, the Episcopal minister at Austin, a gentleman of eloquence and earnestness: I have sale, Ky. He spoke little of his inner life; but once in Austin he said to the writer that a minister had been urging upon
hough he had served with the rangers in Texas; but his professional knowledge was wide, and his special tastes inclined him to that arm of the service, so that he felt no difficulty in accepting the promotion. The writer was with him when he received, at Fort McKavitt, the notification of this fact; and, though his heart's desire was gratified by it, he learned it with perfect composure, and delayed his acceptance until he had surveyed the case in every possible bearing. The citizens of Austin tendered him a public supper and ball, as an unostentatious display of genuine feeling and respect for a distinguished public servant. But a still more gratifying evidence of the public estimation was the confidence inspired on that whole frontier, that his presence in command there was a sufficient guarantee of its safety. On May 19th he was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky; and, by telegram, on June 29th, to report at Washington City. When General Johnston was ordered on, it was not e
wise appropriated by law, to defray the expenses of the removal and burial of the remains of General Albert Sidney Johnston, in the State Cemetery, in the city of Austin; and that a joint committee of the Legislature, consisting of one from the Senate, and two from the House of Representatives, be appointed, who shall proceed, in been called to the programme published in the morning papers, for the reception of the remains of General Albert Sidney Johnston, now en route from New Orleans to Austin. Although there is a sacredness surrounding the remains of all deceased persons which makes it exceedingly delicate to interfere with their funeral celebratiot a decent respect for chivalric usages could do no harm. General Thomas Green, an heroic soldier of the South, had been interred with these tokens of respect at Austin, without derogation to the Federal authority. Such arguments were in vain. General Griffin was inexorable. He affected to mistrust the statements that only a p
l attention to dogmatic theology, it has been seen that he was deeply impressed with certain fundamental religious truths, and that his religious aspirations were simple, as they were fervent and direct. During General Johnston's residence at Austin, the Rev. Edward Fontaine was the Episcopal minister at that place. He was a gentleman of culture, of military education (I believe), and of great zeal and enthusiasm. He saw a good deal of General Johnston, and, after his death, published somh will perhaps illustrate his character. Soon after the Mexican War, a large number of the officers of the United States Army, who had distinguished themselves and received promotion for their gallantry during that struggle, were assembled in Austin, where General Johnston was then stationed. The citizens gave these heroes a splendid ball. But, when the company met, General Johnston was absent, and his presence was considered almost indispensable on such an occasion. The committee of arra