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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 Leon county, was thus honored. On February 5th the convention adjourned temporarily, to meet again on the 2d of March. The president issued an address to the people, stating what had been done by the convention and the legislature, and t
aged in the battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862. The Nineteenth and Twenty-first cavalry, in a brigade commanded by Colonel Carter, attached to Marmaduke's division, took part in the expedition into Missouri in April, 1863, and several officers and men fell in a skirmish at Taylor's creek, May 15th. The battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory, July 17, 1863, was fought by a Union force under Maj.-Gen. James G. Blunt, composed of Kansas, Colorado and Wisconsin troops, negroes and Indians, against a Confederate force under Brig.-Gen. Douglas H. Cooper, composed of the Texas regiments of Cols. Charles De Morse, L. M. Martin and T. C. Bass, Capt. L. E. Gillett's squadron, John Scanland's squadron, Captain Lee's howitzer battery, and Cherokee and Choctaw troops. The Confederate loss was 134 killed and wounded. General Cooper particularly commended the bravery of De Morse's regiment, in support of Lee's battery, finally fighting hand to hand with clubbed muskets until the batt
ol. E. Greer, commanding the brigade, said: In conclusion, it is due that I should mention the gallant bearing of Lieut.--Col. W. P. Lane in the battle. He had his horse shot under him in the charge and fought on foot until he mounted another horse (whose rider had been killed), and continued the fight. In December, 1861, Col. James McIntosh was informed that the Creek chief, Ho-po-eith-le-yo-ho-la, had taken a position unfriendly to the Confederates, and gathered a large force of hostile Indians, mostly Creeks. Colonel McIntosh at once set out to break up their camp. He came upon the forces of the hostile chief at Chustenahlah, December 26, 1861, and, after a fierce battle, completely defeated, them. In his report he said: The South Kansas-Texas regiment, led by their gallant officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Lane and Major Chilton, breasted itself for the highest point of the hill, and rushed over its rugged side with the insatiable force of a tornado and swept everything before it.