ittle to carry to be easily overtaken.
He received some slight reinforcements on his march, and at the San Jacinto, April 10, met two guns (six-pounders), sent him from Cincinnati — his first.
Santa Anna, still eagerly pressing on, had burned Harrisburg, the Texan capital, and crossed the San Jacinto with the advance of his army, the main body being detained on the other side by a freshet.
Houston perceived his opportunity, and embraced it. Facing suddenly about, he attacked the Mexican vanguice-President, and received the electoral votes of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
In 1838, he was elected as a Whig to the Legislature of Virginia, and as such made a delegate to the Whig National Convention, which met at Harrisburg, Pa., in December, 1839.
He there, along with his Virginia colleagues, zealously supported Mr. Clay for President, and was affected to tears when the choice of a majority of the Convention finally designated Gen. Harrison as the Whig candidate.
., of Miss., 161.
Hammond, James H., of S. C., 144; 180; 181; 830; 337.
Hamner, Rev. James G., on Slavery, 631.
Hampton, Va., burnt by Magruder's order, 529.
Hampton, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 543.
Hardy, Commander Robert, 603.
Hardwicke, Lord, on Slavery, 29.
Harlan, Mr., of Iowa, 307.
Harney, Gen. Wm.
S., makes a compact with Gen. Price; is superseded, 491.
Harper's Ferry, 414; arsenal fired and evacuated, 462; evacuated by Rebels, 535.
See John Brown.
Harrisburg, Pa., fugitive-slave arrests at, 216.
Harrisburg, Texas, burnt by Santa Anna, 150.
Harris, Gov. Isham G., of Tenn., 349; his answer to the President's requisition, 459; 483; 612.
Harris, Gen., (Rebel,) 574; 576; 589.
Harrison, Wa. Henry, 52-3; 154; 515.
Hartford Convention, the, 85.
Hatteras, bombardment of the forts at, 599; their capture, 600; 627.
Hawes, Richard, of Ky., allusion to, 509; succeeds Johnson, as Provisional Governor, 617.
Hawkins, Capt., at Frederick