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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. 98 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 82 10 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 69 3 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 58 8 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 40 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 32 0 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 . 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 24 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 21 1 Browse Search
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mbat at conception mission. Cos surrenders San Antonio. the General Consultation of 1835. Provise estimated at 7,000, of whom 2,000 were at San Antonio and 500 at Nacogdoches, including a good ma the citizens; and General Cos moved toward San Antonio, declaring his intention to establish militving approached within a mile and a half of San Antonio, found his little troop surrounded at the Conists. General Cos had strongly fortified San Antonio, and intrenched himself there with an army Rio Grande, and on the 23d appeared before San Antonio. Instead of finding this stronghold of theirs, he could have confronted Santa Anna at San Antonio, or on the banks of the Colorado, with 3,00ile the main force of Santa Anna marched on San Antonio, a column under General Urrea swept up the outrage and cruelty. Santa Anna entered San Antonio without resistance; the commandant, Colonel which Filisola and Gaona were to retire to San Antonio, and Urrea to Victoria. According to Filis[2 more...]
rmed for the most part by Colonel Seguin at San Antonio, reported with certainty the enemy's force,arrival at this place, news reached us from San Antonio of the approach and investment of that devoe cause. Yesterday an express arrived from San Antonio, which informs us that the rumor was causedhe most energetic manner. The commander of San Antonio says that things bear a threatening aspect you in my last of my intention of going to San Antonio de Bexar with a small force, for the purposposed to his making his headquarters beyond San Antonio. On February 26th H. McLeod writes very em country, to ride down at their pleasure to San Antonio to trade, receive presents, and offer prisodicate a distance of about three miles from San Antonio. Not caring to discuss the delicate subjecn was already in motion in the direction of San Antonio. The dispatch from the Secretary of War, c were required of him, he would not involve San Antonio in his destruction. He therefore advanced
f the settlers. a band of Comanches visits San Antonio. treaty. San Antonio massacre. its dramaSan Antonio massacre. its dramatic and deadly features. Comanche War. defeat of the Indians. The outlook of Texas seemed anytaty and the appearance of Santa Anna before San Antonio; and this ill-omened, futile, and wasteful ection. Houston was 200 miles to the east; San Antonio, 80 miles southwest; the Gulf, 150 miles diterward they killed a party of six men near San Antonio. Louis P. Cooke, one of the commissionen the autumn of 1839 some Comanches came to San Antonio and informed Colonel Karnes that all the baoners, and that they must not come again to San Antonio without them. Colonel Fisher, who succeedearrative herein given of the occurrences at San Antonio is somewhat different from, and more detailand thirty-three women and children entered San Antonio. Major Howard arrived at the same time, rat them that he had forbidden them to come to San Antonio without their prisoners, thirteen of whom t
cted President. renewal of Mexican invasions. Vasquez captures San Antonio. volunteers assemble to retaliate. disbanded by the President.ton's do-nothing policy. another Mexican invasion. Woll enters San Antonio and captures the court and bar. bill passed by Congress for the1842, General Vasquez, with a column of 700 men, appeared before San Antonio. As the force there consisted of only 100 men, under Colonel Jo them. Eight days later 3,500 Texan volunteers had assembled at San Antonio under Burleson, and they impatiently demanded to be led in pursuVasquez in March. On September 11th General Adrian Woll entered San Antonio with a force of 1,200 men. Congress, warned, by Vasquez's invasiand a competent commander was felt when Woll burst suddenly upon San Antonio with his rancheros. He captured the judge and bar of the distrided and massacred by the Mexicans. After a week's occupation of San Antonio, Woll retreated with his prisoners and plunder unmolested, havin
over. Having been ordered, on the 2d of April, to proceed to San Antonio to take command of the department, he made the journey on horsebrehensions at that time. On the 21st of August, writing from San Antonio to the author, he says: The best friends of the Union begireedy wreckers. May Divine interposition prevent the shock! San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 1856. My dear son: We are all well, but gooown as the Blanco, within twenty miles of Austin, and even below San Antonio, in September. The arrival of the Second Cavalry changed the asWilliam E. Jones, General Johnston sent the following reply: San Antonio, Texas, December 1, 1S56. dear sir: Your letter in relation to th the son of a friend of General Johnston, and, having settled at San Antonio as a lawyer while the latter had his headquarters there, was at lows by my informant: A battalion was raised in and around San Antonio to go to General Walker's assistance, and I was waited upon by a
your trials Give my love to our dear children. At Mesilla, the party disbanded, most of them taking the stage for San Antonio, and, on by land, to New Orleans. Ridley says: There was a stage from Mesilla to San Antonio, and some of our pSan Antonio, and some of our party availed themselves of it at once. The general, after nearly two weeks unavoidable delay, proceeded by the same conveyance, from El Paso. He did this very reluctantly, and would have remained with us, until the last of the party could start for San Antonio, but for our urging upon him the necessity of getting to Richmond as fast as possible. In his entire forgetfulness of self, lie was ever ready to sacrifice himself and his own interests and desires for others. Among the little incforded us a most comfortable night's lodging. The journey from Los Angeles to Mesilla was 800 miles, and thence to San Antonio, the frontier city of Texas, 700 more. It was made under the burning glare of a July sun, through wastes of shifting
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Recollections of the Twiggs surrender. (search)
Mrs. Caroline Baldwin Darrow. Early in December, 1860, a rumor reached San Antonio, Texas, that Captain John R. Baylor, well known throughout the State, was organiere pretense, and his real design to be to surprise and seize the arsenal in San Antonio, in time to prevent any resistance on the part of the United States, should ates to a State convention which should consider the question of secession. San Antonio was crowded. Women vied with each other in distributing the little yellow b will of the people, by superior political diplomacy, secession triumphed in San Antonio by a small majority. Many Germans gave up their business and left the town,ts and clothing were lavishly distributed. All the stores were The Alamo, San Antonio. closed; men, women, and children armed themselves, and the excitement was ilure of the pay department Captain Potter says: The officers detained in San Antonio were much indebted to Major McClure for his successful efforts to raise mone
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 3: in Mexico. (search)
Santa Anna hastened to repair his omission, and again placed himself between the Americans and his capital, in a line of defences, which, if less elaborate than those in its front, was still formidable. Before San Augustin was the village of San Antonio, which he entrenched and occupied; at a considerable distance to tie west of it he crowned an insulated hill at Contreras, with a strong detachment of infantry and artillery, and, in the rear of this post, he placed his heaviest force at the lleast three times as large as the American, with a hundred cannon, thus awaited their attack in position of their own selecting. But Santa Anna had committed the fatal blunder of choosing the two points which were the keys of his whole front, San Antonio and Contreras, so far apart, that they could not efficiently support each other. After heavy skirmishing on the 19th of August, General Scott turned the hill of Contreras by a night march, and at dawn, on the 20th, assailed it from the rear,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
ssociated with inexhaustible supplies of gold and silver. The Spanish commander, from his quarters near the temple of the Aztec god of war, dreamed of infinite wealth for himself, his soldiers, and his country. A fascinating interest in Mexico has always kept pace with the progress and growth of the contiguous American Republic. Upon the final overthrow of the Mexicans by the Spaniards, the adjoining sections were settled by the latter, and a permanent location was made in Texas, at San Antonio de Bexar, in 1692. France, in selling to the United States Louisiana, claimed the boundary line to be the River Rio Grande del Norte, and assigned this boundary claim to the United States. It was, however, relinquished by the American Republic to Spain, in a treaty made with that country in 1812. When Mexico, in 1820, threw off the Spanish yoke, she obtained at the same time the domain of Texas. Afterward Stephen F. Austin obtained from the Mexican Government large tracts of land in T
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
mpanies occupied the same post. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee arrived in Texas in March, 1856: To Mrs. Lee he writes from San Antonio on March 20, 1856: To-morrow I leave for Fort Mason, where Colonel Johnston and six companies of the regiment are statexican rats, taken raw, for supper. He grew enormously and ended in a spasm. His beauty could not save him. I saw in San Antonio a cat dressed up for company: He had two holes bored in each ear, and in each were two bows of pink and blue ribbon. . Officers stationed at frontier posts in those days could not communicate with the headquarters of the Department at San Antonio for many days, or hear from their homes in the States for many weeks. The Indians, too, were not foemen worthy of ington, and in a short time was again on his way to resume his official duties in Texas. We find him writing from San Antonio, Texas, June 25, 1860, to Mrs. Lee, his impressions of one of the holidays there: Yesterday, he says, was St. John's Day,
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