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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
nd, and he threw him into prison and kept him there over a year. The American Texans, some ten thousand in number, were indignant, and determined to resist the Mexican Emperor's authority. A war ensued, and the redoubtable Santa Anna was finally overthrown and captured at the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. Texas was later an applicant for membership to the union of American States. Her independence had been acknowledged by Great Britain, the United States, and other Powers; but Bustamente, who succeeded Santa Anna, repealed the treaty Mexico had with Texas and declared war. In the United States opinion was divided between annexation and war. President Van Buren, a citizen of New York, would not entertain annexation, while a successor-John Tyler, of Virginia-favored it. A treaty made to carry out the provisions of annexation was rejected by the Senate. In 1844 it became a party question, and by the election of James K. Polk, of Tennessee, who was in favor of it, over Henry
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
, John, mentioned, 74, 75, 76, 83. Bryan, Lee's steward, 233, 234, 366. Buckingham, Governor, of Connecticut, 221. Buckland Races, 317. Buena Vista, the battle of, iog. Buford, General, John, at Gettysburg, 270, 271. Bull Run, the battle of, 109. Burnside, General Ambrose E., mentioned, 47, 48, , 175, 177, 180, 182, 205, 215; commands army, character, 222; mentioned, 224, 225, 226, 228, 229, 238, 239, 240; his corps at Petersburg, 355. Burnt House Fields, 4. Bustamente, General, mentioned, 32. Butler, General Benjamin F., mentioned, 110, 323, 340; bottled up, 341. Butterfield, General, Daniel, mentioned, 226, 241, 302. Calhoun, John C., mentioned, 43. Cameron, Simon, mentioned, 88, 103. Campbell Court House, 387. Camp Cooper, Texas, 59, 61, 66, 68, 69. Carnot, quotation from, 49. Carrick's Ford, 15. Carroll, Governor, of Maryland, 300. Carter, Anne Hill, 16. Carter, Charles Hill, 16. Casey, General, Silas, 167. Catumseh, a chief, 7
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
n assured that they would very soon be entitled to an honorable discharge. Many of our regulars did desert, among them the very men who had escorted us faithfully to the mines and back. Our servants also left us, and nothing less than three hundred dollars a month would hire a man in California; Colonel Mason's black boy, Aaron, alone of all our then servants proving faithful. We were forced to resort to all manner of shifts to live. First, we had a mess with a black fellow we called Bustamente as cook; but he got the fever, and had to go. We next took a soldier, but he deserted, and carried off my double-barreled shot-gun, which I prized very highly. To meet this condition of facts, Colonel Mason ordered that liberal furloughs should be given to the soldiers, and promises to all in turn, and he allowed all the officers to draw their rations in kind. As the actual value of the ration was very large, this enabled us to live. Halleck, Murray, Ord, and I, boarded with Doña August
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
exas. Texas was a part of the Spanish province of Mexico which had declared itself independent of Spain. In 1824, when a considerable number of colonists from the United States were there, the Mexican government united Coahuila, previously a separate state, with Texas, and placed a Mexican as governor over the united states. He treated the Americans there with great injustice, and some of them, engaged in a revolution, were compelled to retreat into the United States in 1827. In 1830 Bustamente, who had made himself dictator of Mexico, issued a decree forbidding the people of the United States to enter Texas as colonists. The American settlers in Texas then numbered about 20,000, and in 1833 they held a convention, determined to separate Texas from Coahuila, prepared a State constitution, and requested Santa Ana, then at the head of the government of Mexico, to admit them as a separate State of the republic. Col. Stephen F. Austin (q. v.), representing the American colonists, w
and the American settlers, known as Fredonians, evacuate Nacogdoches and cross the Sabine, before Mexicans under Ahumada......Jan. 31, 1827 Constitution for the State of Coahuila and Texas framed by a State congress at Saltillo, proclaimed......March 11, 1827 Battle of Nacogdoches; Texans under Col. Hayden Edwards defeat the Mexicans under Colonel Piedras......Aug. 2, 1827 Treaty of limits concluded between the United States and United Mexican States......Jan. 12, 1828 Vice-President Bustamente, succeeding Guerrero, deposed, by decree prohibits further immigration from the United States......April 6, 1830 Colonization laws repealed as to natives of the United States......April 28, 1832 Fort of Velasco at the mouth of the Brazos taken by Texans under John Austin......June 26, 1832 Nacogdoches retaken by Texans......Aug. 2, 1832 First step towards independence, the framing of a State constitution, never recognized by the Mexican government and never put in opera
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
in pursuit of them, to watch their movements and pick up stragglers. It reports that at first Arista's march was most disorderly, but as he receded he was able to organize better the command. It pursued them nearly sixty miles, and overtook the rear guard, which it attacked, killing five or six, and bringing in some twenty-five prisoners; by this time General Arista is in the mountains and out of our reach. There are rumors in town of the advance of a force of five thousand men, under Bustamente, to reinforce Arista, but I very much fear there is no such good luck in store for us as the reappearance of a Mexican army in this neighborhood, or anywhere this side of the Sierra Madre. I think if they were foolish enough to undertake such an enterprise, their total defeat would end the war, and we would be spared the long march to Monterey. Another report also current in the town is that the soldiers were so exasperated against Arista for their defeat, accusing him of selling them
326, 368, 378, 379, 384, 389. Bull Run, first battle of, July 21, 1861, I, 232, 248, 259, 260. Bull Run, second battle of, Aug. 28-30, 1862, I, 306, 307, 323. Burling, Geo. C., II, 73, 77, 84. Burns, Gen., I, 289, 293, 294, 296. Burnside, Ambrose E., I, 196, 242, 243, 245, 303, 304, 309, 322, 323, 325-329, 331-335, 338-342, 344-352, 354, 358-362, 365-367, 384; II, 161, 163, 217-222, 234, 253, 254, 261, 262, 266, 267, 322, 344-349. Burnside, Mrs. Ambrose E., I, 358. Bustamente, Gen., I, 88. Butler, Anthony, I, 4. Butler, Benjamin F., II, 196, 204, 214, 226, 231-233,239-241,247, 248, 253,255, 256, 342, 343. Butler, Margaret Coats, I, 4. Butler, W. O., I, 130, 153, 165, 168, 173, 233. Butterfield, Daniel, I, 329, 332, 339, 341, 342, 351, 352, 354; II, 37, 38, 40, 71, 108, 123, 125, 164, 181-183, 185-188, 249, 318-320, 326, 337, 340, 352, 361, 389, 390-395, 397, 398, 403, 408, 409, 416-420, 422. C Cadwalader, Gen., I, 8, 355, 376, 378, 381. Cad
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
ohn D. Martin, all men of standing and influence. These Texas settlers took part in the internal struggles of Mexico during the rapid succession of revolutions which placed at the head of Mexican affairs Iturbide, Victoria, Pedrazza, Guerrero, Bustamente and Santa Anna. During all this time, the American settlers displayed the same heroic characteristics which had distinguished their fathers as the pioneers of the West. They were the bulwark against attacks by the Comanches and other Indian tring the leader. A treaty was speedily made with Santa Anna while a prisoner of war. The independence of Texas was acknowledged and the southern boundary established at the Rio Grande. In the meantime, there was another revolution in Mexico. Bustamente came to the head of affairs. He and his Congress repudiated the treaty and declared the intention of prosecuting the war. Texas remained practically an independent State for nine years. Her independence had been acknowledged by the leading