Browsing named entities in Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States. You can also browse the collection for April 21st, 1863 AD or search for April 21st, 1863 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, April, 1863. (search)
d rode across the creek en croupe. McCarthy dismounted a negro, and so got over. We halted at 5 P. M. After dark McCarthy crossed the prairie to visit some friends who were encamped half a mile distant. He lost his way in returning, and wandered about for several hours. The Judge, with great presence of mind, kept the fire up, and he found us at last. The heat from nine to two is pretty severe; but in Texas there is generally a cool sea-breeze, which Makes it bearable. 21st April, 1863 (Tuesday). We started at 5 A. M., and reached a hamlet called Casa Blanca at 6. We procured a kid, some Indian corn, and two fowls in this neighborhood. We had now quitted the flat country, and entered an undulating or rolling country, full of live oaks of very respectable size, and we had also got out of the mud. Mr. Sargent and the Judge got drunk again about 8 A. M., which, however, had a beneficial effect upon the speed. We descended the hills at a terrific pace --or, a