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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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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Austin, Stephen Fuller, (search)
tin, Stephen Fuller, Colonist; born about 1790; son of Moses Austin, of Connecticut. who in 1820 received permission from the Mexican commander at Monterey to colonize 300 families in the province. Moses died June 10, 1821, and Stephen successfully carried out the scheme. The latter went to the city of Mexico in 1821. and the grant given to his father was confirmed in February, 1823. By it he was invested with almost absolute power over the colonists, whom he seated where the city of Austin now is, the site selected by him for the capital of Texas. In March, 1833, a convention formed a State constitution, which Austin took to the central government of Mexico to obtain its ratification. There were delays; and he recommended a union of all the municipalities, and the organization of a State under a Mexican law of 1824. He was arrested, taken back to Mexico, and detained until September, 1835. On his return he found the country in confusion, and he took part with the revolutio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Andrew Jackson 1815-1875 (search)
Hamilton, Andrew Jackson 1815-1875 Jurist; born in Madison county, Ala., Jan. 28, 1815; removed to Texas in 1846; elected to Congress in 1859; opposed the secession of Texas. On Nov. 14, 1862, he was appointed brigadier-general of United States volunteers and military governor of Texas; in 1865 he became provisional governor; and in 1866 justice in the Supreme Court of the State. He died in Austin, Tex., April 10, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
q. v.) were working secretly and effectively. Among the Knights were many members of the legislature, and active politicians all over the State. Sixty of these irresponsible persons, early in January, 1861, called a State convention, to meet at Austin on the 28th of that month; and a single member of the legislature issued a call for the assembling of that body at the same time and place. When they met, the legislature, by a joint resolution, declared the convention a legally constituted body by the gunboats on the garrison at Sabine Pass (Sept. 8), and the expedition was a disastrous failure. Two of the gunboats were captured, and the transports, with Franklin's troops, fled back to New Orleans, the Nationals State Capitol at Austin, Texas. having lost 200 men made prisoners and fifty killed and wounded; also two gunboats and fifteen heavy rifled cannon. The garrison attacked consisted of about 200 men, and only forty were present. Banks now concentrated his forces on the Atc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
35 New Mexican constitution goes into effect, changing the territory into a department, centralizing power, and imposing extra taxes. The new system being obnoxious, the arrest and imprisonment of a local judicial officer on what the people considered a false charge provokes a revolution, Aug. 1, 1837, which is central at Santa Cruz, but which is soon quelled by Gen. Manuel Armijo......1837 New Placer gold-mines discovered......1839 Expedition under General McLeod sets out from Austin, Texas, June 18, 1841, to ascertain the feeling of the New Mexican people with respect to a union with Texas. When near San Miguel the force is met by Damacio Salazar and his Mexican troops seized and imprisoned at San Miguel, from whence they are marched under guard to the city of Mexico......Oct. 17, 1841 President Santa Ana, by decree, closes the frontier custom-house at Taos, Aug. 7, 1843, but repeals the act......March 31, 1844 Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, in command of a body of United
40 Expedition under Gen. Hugh McLeod leaves Austin, June 18, 1841, for Santa Fe. When near San Mi accepted by convention of people assembled at Austin......July 4, 1845 Convention at Austin framAustin frames a constitution which is ratified by the people, 4,174 to 312......Oct. 13, 1845 Texas admitted...1845 First State legislature convenes at Austin......Feb. 16, 1846 J. P. Henderson inaugura 6, 1857 Enthusiastic Union meeting held at Austin......Dec. 23, 1860 Brig.-Gen. David E. Twigstitution, framed by a convention which met at Austin, Feb. 10, and adjourned April 2, is ratified btruction acts by General Hancock, which sat at Austin, June 1, to December, 1868, is submitted to Costitution, framed by a convention which sat at Austin, Sept. 6 to Nov. 24, 1875, ratified by the peore......Nov. 9, 1881 University of Texas at Austin, chartered 1881, opened......1883 Corner-st......May 2, 1893 [Colorado River Dam, near Austin, destroyed by a flood, with loss of fifty live[2 more...]