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with me to whom I am indebted for services cheerfully and promptly rendered, for which I owe them my thanks, were Col. P. N. Luckett, quartermaster-general of Texas; Maj. G. J. Howard, Mr. J. T. Ward, Gen. Jas. Willie, Dr. H. P. Howard, Mr. R. A. Howard, Mr. D. E. Tessier, Judges Fred Tate and T. J. Devine, Capts. D. D. Shea and W. T. Mechling, and J. F. Minter and Lieut. J. P. Major, C. S. army. Very respectfully, sir, I am your obedient servant, Earl Van Dorn, Colonel Commanding. Brig.-Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, Montgomery, Ala. Lieut.-Col. John R. Baylor, though elected with Colonel Ford, did not go in his command to the Rio Grande, but raised a number of companies and proceeded with them to the posts west of San Antonio and on to the Rio Grande at El Paso. Maj. H. A. Hamner was left to occupy posts on the route, and Lieutenant-Colonel Baylor went beyond the river into the Mesilla valley. He took a large number of prisoners and paroled them, and held po
e to his friends, an appearance of protection. A third boat was to act as tender. The two gunboats were manned by volunteers of Green's brigade, converted for the occasion into horse marines, also by a company of artillery—the whole under command of the brave Tom Green. Capt. Leon Smith was the naval commander. General Magruder at Virginia point was actively organizing his land forces. The recapture of Galveston occurred January 1, 1863, and was reported by General Magruder to Gen. Samuel Cooper, adjutant-general, as follows: Galveston, February 26, 1863. Sir: On my arrival in Texas I found the harbors of this coast in the possession of the enemy, from Sabine river to Corpus Christi; the line of the Rio Grande virtually abandoned, most of the guns having been moved from that frontier to San Antonio, only about 300 or 400 men remaining at Brownsville. I resolved to regain the harbors if possible, and to occupy the valley of the Rio Grande in force. The latter would
Captain Welch's company, and the light batteries of Captains Howell and Krumbhaar. When Banks and Steele had been defeated, in the Red river campaign, and while Price was getting ready to march into Missouri, the Confederate troops under Maxey, Cooper and Gano made demonstrations against Fort Smith and Fort Gibson. So well did Colonel Gano perform his part in all these operations that he was promoted to brigadier-general by Gen. E. Kirby Smith. Soon after this the war came to an end. After rby Smith earnestly recommended Colonel Hardeman for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general, mentioning him, with Debray and Lane, as the best brigade commanders in the Trans-Mississippi department. In a letter written December 23d, Adjutant-General Cooper stated to General Smith that President Davis had nominated W. P. Hardeman, J. E. Harrison and W. P. Lane as brigadiergen-erals. After the close of the war General Hardeman returned to peaceful pursuits, making his home at Austin, Texas.