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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 34 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 3 Browse Search
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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. (search)
ting, dismounting one of the guns of a Rhode Island battery which we had the luck of meeting several times during the war. The only relief we had from the sharpshooters was when the marvelous Texan scouts got to work upon them, which was as often as their impudence got to be unbearable. This was the first time we had met those greatest of all soldiers, the Texas brigade. I question whether any body of troops ever received such a compliment as General Lee paid them in his letter to Senator Wigfall, written later in the war, in which he asked him, if possible, to go to Texas and raise another such brigade for his army. He said that the efficiency of the Army of Northern Virginia would be thereby increased to an incalculable extent, and that he would be relieved of the unpleasant necessity of calling on this one brigade so often in critical junctures. I have not the letter before me, but I have read it several times and feel substatitially sure of its contents. In the presen
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
57. Stiles, Robert Mackay, 159 Stiles, William Henry, 124, 135, 158 Virginia Infantry: 8th Regiment, 60, 62-63; 24th Regiment, 79-80. Virginia State guard, 42 Virginians and Virginia lauded, 35 Walker, Reuben Lindsay, 41 War of the Rebellion: ... Official Records, 343 Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 178, 248 Washington, D. C., before the war, 25-32, 39 Washington and Lee University, 102 Waterloo Campaign, 347 Westover, Va., 106 Whitworth guns, 52 Wigfall, Louis Trezevant, 76 Wilderness Campaign, 191, 238-48, 299, 303 Williamsburg, Va., 78-85. Williamson, William Garnett, 183-84. Willis, Edward, 120-24. Winchester, Va., 185, 192-97, 210 Winter camps, 120, 127, 242-43, 312-15. Wise, Henry Alexander, 32 Wofford, William Tatum, 275, 278, 281-83. Women and army morale, 324-26, 349-51. Women on battlefields, 130-33, 229, 273, 309 Wright, Ambrose Ransom, 112 Yale University, 25, 34, 48-49, 62, 68, 115-16, 130, 175, 200, 292, 351,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
Montgomery, adjourn to meet at Richmond, July 20.—26. New Orleans blockaded by sloop-of-war Brooklyn.— 27. The ports of Mobile and Savannah blockaded.—June 1. The postal system in the Confederacy put into operation.—10. Forty-eight locomotives, valued at $400,000, belonging to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, were destroyed by the Confederates at Martinsburg, Va.—July 11. The United States Senate expelled from that body James M. Mason, R. M. T. Hunter, T. L. Clingman, Thomas Bragg, Louis T. Wigfall, J. A. Hemphill, Charles B. Mitchell, W. K. Sebastian, and A. O. P. Nicholson, charged with treasonable acts.—25. The governor of New York called for 25,000 more troops.—Aug. 16. Several newspapers in New York presented by the grand jury for hostility to the government.—19. Secretary of State ordered that all persons leaving or entering the United States shall possess a passport. Major Berrett, of Washington, D. C., arrested on a charge of treason, and conveyed to Fort Lafay
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
ary establishment; 5. To promote the efficiency of the army; 6. For the organization of a volunteer militia force, to be called the National Guard of the United States. At an early day the Senate expelled the following ten Senators: James M. Mason and R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Thomas L. Clingman and Thomas Bragg, of North Carolina; James Chestnut, Jr., of South Carolina; A. O. P. Nicholson, of Tennessee; W. K. Sebastian and Charles B. Mitchell, of Arkansas; and John Hemphill and Louis T. Wigfall, of Texas. On July 13 the places of Mason and Hunter were filled by John S. Carlisle and W. J. Willey, appointed by the legislature of reorganized (West) Virginia. On the same day John B. Clark, of Missouri, was expelled from the House of Representatives. Every measure for the suppression of the rebellion proposed by the President and heads of departments was adopted. On the 19th the venerable J. J. Crittenden, who was then a member of the House of Representatives, offered a joint r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
s officeJan., 1883 Lawrence S. Rossassumes officeJan., 1887 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1891 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1893 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1895 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1897 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1899 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Samuel Houston29th to 36th1846 to 1859 Thomas J. Rusk29th to 35th1846 to 1857 J. Pinckney Henderson35th1858 Matthias Ward35th to 36th1858 to 1859 John Hemphill36th to 37th1859 to 1861 Louis T. Wigfall36th to 37th1860 to 1861 37th, 38th, 39th, and 40th Congresses vacant. J. W. Flanagan41st to 44th1870 to 1875 Morgan C. Hamilton41st to 45th1870 to 1877 Samuel Bell Maxey44th to 50th1875 to 1888 Richard Coke45th to 54th1877 to 1895 John H. Reagan50th to 52d1888 to 1891 Horace Chilton52d1891 to 1892 Roger Q. Mills52d to 56th1892 to 1899 Horace Chilton54th to ——1895 to —— Charles A. Culberson56th to —
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wigfall, Louis Trezevant 1816-1874 (search)
Wigfall, Louis Trezevant 1816-1874 Legislator; born in Edgefield district, S. C., April 21, 181nting on Mr. Lincoln's inaugural address, Senator Wigfall said: It is easy to talk about enforcing soldier. For God's sake, let me in! cried Wigfall; I can't stand it out here in the firing. He Trembling with excitement, he said: I am General Wigfall; I come from General Beauregard, who want One of them coolly replied, If you wish to. Wigfall sprang into the embrasure and waved the white conference with Major Anderson. They met. Wigfall said he came from General Beauregard, who wisrson answered in the affirmative. Then, said Wigfall, inquiringly, the fort is to be ours? Yes, sir. Then I will return to Beauregard, said Wigfall, and he departed. Believing Wigfall's story, Ame to Sumter, and, when they were informed of Wigfall's visit, assured Major Anderson that Wigfall Wigfall had not seen Beauregard in two days. The indignant Anderson was about to haul down the white flag, [4 more...]
on the same subject. On the same day a committee was appointed to prepare an address to the people of Texas, as follows: John Henry Brown, George Flournoy, Prior Lea, Malcolm D. Gresham of Rusk, A. P. Wiley and J. A. Wilcox. The address was prepared, signed by the members of the convention and published. On February 4th a resolution was passed for the election by the convention of seven delegates to the convention of Southern States at Montgomery. Those chosen were John H. Reagan, Louis T. Wigfall, John Hemphill, T. N. Waul, John Gregg, W. S. Oldham and Wm. B. Ochiltree. An ordinance was passed to secure the friendship and co-operation of Arizona and New Mexico, also of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Cherokee Indians. Simeon Hart and P. T. Herbert were sent to the two territories, and James Bourland and Chas. A. Hamilton to the Indian tribes, as commissioners. At the request of the president a vice-president was ordered to be appointed, and John D. Steele, of Leo
t to Richmond, Va. Thirty two companies were sent, and were organized into regiments with field officers appointed there, as follows: First Texas regiment, Col. Louis T. Wigfall, Lieut.-Col. Hugh McLeod, Maj. H. H. Black, Fourth Texas regiment, Col. John B. Hood, Lieut.-Col. John Marshall, Maj. Bradfute Warwick; Fifth Texas regiment, Col. J. J. Archer, Lieut.-Col. Jerome B. Robertson, Maj. P. R. Quattlebaum. The first brigadier-general in command was Louis T. Wigfall, who after his election to the Senate was succeeded by John B. Hood. The brigade has ever since been called Hood's brigade, although it was commanded after his promotion by Brig.-Gens. Jeromend other reliable information show. The legislature of Texas met in November, 1861, and elected to the Confederate Senate, under the permanent government, Louis T. Wigfall and W. S. Oldham. The representatives elected to Congress at the general election in August of that year were John A. Wilcox, C. C. Herbert, Peter W. Gray,
ked and defeated them at Messinger's ferry. Through the whole of 1864 he commanded a brigade under Forrest, and was in Mississippi when the war closed in 1865. He then returned to Texas, where he subsequently made his home. Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall was born on the plantation of his father, in Edgefield district, Harrison county, S. C., April 21, 1816. He attended the Columbian college in South Carolina, taking the regular coursBrigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall was born on the plantation of his father, in Edgefield district, Harrison county, S. C., April 21, 1816. He attended the Columbian college in South Carolina, taking the regular course, until the outbreak of the Seminole war, when he enlisted, and received a commission as lieutenant of volunteers. After the close of the war, he began the study of law at the university of Virginia, and upon his admission to the bar, in 1846, he moved to Texas and settled at Marshall, where he began the practice. He was elected to the State legislature of 1856-57, and was re-elected to that body for 1859-60. While serving in the State senate, in the winter of 1860, he was elected to the S