id its predestined work.
Texas proclaimed her entire independence of Mexico, March 2, 1836.
War, of course, ensued — in fact, was already beginning — and Houston soon succeeded Austin in the command of the insurgent forces.
On the 10th, Houston repaired to the camp at Gonzales, where 374 poorly-armed, ill-supplied men, were mustered to dispute the force, 5,000 strong, with which Santa Anna had already crossed the Rio Grande and advanced to the frontier fort, known as the Alamo, held by Col. Travis, with 185 men, who were captured and all put to death.
Houston, of course, retreated, hoping to be joined by Col. Fannin, who held Goliad with 500 men, and several pieces of artillery, whereas Houston had not one.
But Fannin, while on his way to join Houston, was intercepted and surrounded by a strong Mexican detachment under Urrea, by whom, after two days fighting, he was captured (March 20), and all his survivors, 357 men, treacherously shot in cold blood.
Houston, of course, continu
y Gen. Cameron and suite at, 590.
Titus, Col., of Fla., a Border Ruffian, 243.
Tod, Gov. David, of Ohio, chosen President of the Douglas Convention, 318.
Tompkins. Lieut. C. H., dashes into Fairfax, 533.
Toombs, Robert, of Ga., 382: his dispatch to Georgia, 384; 88; a member of Davis's Cabinet, 429.
Topeka, Kansas, Free-State Convention at, 240; the Legislature at, dispersed, 244.
Toucey, Isaac, in the Dem. Convention, 317.
Townsend, Col. F., at Little Bethel, 529-30.
Travis, Col., put to death in Texas, 150.
Trenholm, Mr., of S. C., offers resolves favoring cooperation, 313-4.
Trent, the, Mason and Slidell abstracted from, 606; Secretary Welles on the seizure, 606; Great Britain's course, 607-8.
Trescott, Wm. H., Garnett's letter to, 479-80.
Troup, Gov., of Ga., sympathizes with the Nullifiers, 100; his treatment of the Indians, 103.
True American, The, on the President's call, 457.
Trumbull, Lyman, Of 11., 307; 568; offers an amendment to the
low; Davis, Eddie, dead; Davis, P. P., captured October 12, 1864; Downey, J. W., dead; Drewry, R. W., captured at Front Royal, August 16, 1864; Gammel, Nat., promoted to lieutenant; Hudgins B. F., dead; Hall, John, dead; Height, Wiley, killed at Haw's Shop, May 28, 1864; Jones, B. F., wounded at Trevillian, July 12, 1864; Laws, William, killed at Tood's Tavern, May 6, 1864; Marrow, D. G.; Mears, Levin, died in Richmond in 1863; Moreland, Alphonzo, dead; Murry, John, died in 1864; Phillips, C. Hopkins, dead; Peddicord, Alexander; Parramore, John, dead; Sewell, J. M., dead; Selden, Henry, killed in September, 1864; Sinclair, G. K.; Selden, R. C.; Southall, Travis M.; Sheilds, W. P.; Tilford, J. C., dead; Vaughan, Alexander, captured at Front Royal, 1864, dead; Vaughan, Howard, dead; Winder, Levin G.; Worthington, James, dead; Walter, Isaac, dead; Wilson, Robert; Wainwright, J. C.; Wray, John, promoted lieutenant and captured at Brandy Station, October II, 1862; Wray, George; Young, W. L.
nton, died in Camp Douglas, March 14, 1864, of smallpox; T. C. Broaddus, George Butler, Peter Beck, Jacob Creath Bronston, W. B. Benton, James Cosby, James W. Coulter, Chas. Covington, James G. Cochran, H. W. Coldiron, Joseph Collins, Joel Embry, Wm. Grubb, David Giltner, John Hutchinson, Elisha Hall, Wiley Horn, Anderson Harris, Thos. Hamilton, died in Camp Douglas, September 27, 1863, of fever; Joseph Jones, Meredith Jones, M. B. Judy, Jacob Kurtz, Arch.
Kavenaugh, J. B. Mize, Owen McKee, Travis Million, Samuel Meeks, James P. Norman, died in Camp Douglas, October 26, 1864, of pneumonia; J. R. Oldham, Preston Oldham, Richard Oldham, James Oldham, Q. R. Oldham, J. P. Oldham, Thomas Portwood, Benjamin Price, Silas Pearce, Robert Rowan, J. K. Sams, John Semonis, Andrew Turpin, Samuel Turpin, died in Camp Douglas, November 26, 1864, of smallpox; Harris Thorp, Granville Troxwell, Durrett White, Daniel White, Joel W. Watts, died in Camp Douglas, February 25, 1864, of pneumonia; Wm. Wilder