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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 94 8 Browse Search
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McCulloch to raise a force for San Antonio Col. Henry E. McCulloch to raise a force for the northwestern frontier Col. John S. Ford to raise a force to go to the lower Rio Grande instructions given them, and they set about their duties secession to use force unless necessary, and to secure the property when received. At the same time the committee appointed Col. John S. Ford military commander, to proceed at once to the Rio Grande for the twofold purpose—first, for the use of such means amade a ground of irritating excitement by opponents of the convention, and partly to superintend the embarkation of Col. John S. Ford's troops, to go by water to Brazos Santiago, to perform his mission on the lower Rio Grande. They sailed on the stmissioners, Messrs. Devine, Maverick and Luckett, continued their operations, corresponding with Cols. H. E. McCulloch and Ford, until the final adjournment of the convention. Very much was done, both of action and correspondence, and that the resul
ssion, and on the 18th of March an ordinance was passed authorizing the raising of a regiment of mounted men for the defense of the State. For this regiment Col. John S. Ford was elected colonel, John R. Baylor, lieutenant-colonel, and Edwin Waller, major. On the 20th an ordinance was passed to confer jurisdiction over the forts,he governor. Almost daily the convention had been receiving tenders of military services from individuals and companies. An ordinance was adopted requiring Colonel Ford to discharge the force on the Rio Grande when his regiment was organized, and also requiring Col. Henry E. McCulloch to discharge his men when his regiment foardeman, Jerome B. Robertson, Wm. Scurry, Joseph L. Hogg, brigadier-generals; James. H. Rogers and John Henry Brown, adjutant-generals; Colonels A. T. Rainey, John S. Ford, Wm. P. Rogers, P. N. Luckett, Thos. S. Lubbock, B. F. Terry, A. M. Hobby, E. B. Nichols, J. J. Diamond, Oran M. Roberts, Geo. Flournoy, W. B. Ochiltree, Eli H
the lieutenant, who withdrew with his men. Colonel Ford with his force took possession of the islan hoisted and saluted with fifteen guns. In Colonel Ford's instructions the district over which he wBrown, the nearest post to the island which Colonel Ford's command had taken possession of, was unde conclusive evidence that any demonstration Colonel Ford could make with his force would not producecertainty of success. It was considered by Colonel Ford and Commissioner Nichols that as it might bs to hold it at all events. With that view Colonel Ford remained at Brownsville to watch the actionthe officers, and indeed not entirely until Colonel Ford sent a letter that he had secured from his led the Cortinas war, in the defeat of whom Colonel Ford had acted as an officer with Captain Stonemhby, Bogges, Fry, and Nelson; a squadron of Colonel Ford's State troops, under Lieutenant-Colonel Bat.-Col. John R. Baylor, though elected with Colonel Ford, did not go in his command to the Rio Grand[10 more...]
nd of scouting parties. The former commanded one of the battalions of the regiment on the field, the other being under Lieut. D. R. Gurley. The Confederate forces withdrew into Arkansas, and with General Price's command were ordered across the river into Mississippi. Joseph L. Hogg, of Texas, was appointed brigadier-general and assigned to the command of Gen. Ben McCulloch's brigade. He went from Texas and died shortly after taking command. Maj. B. F. Terry, after his services under Colonel Ford on the Rio Grande, got a commission to raise a cavalry regiment, and in September, 1861, ten of his companies met at Houston and were mustered into the Confederate service. They proceeded partly by land and partly by water to Bowling Green, Ky., where they were organized into the Eighth Texas cavalry, better known as Terry's Rangers, with B. F. Terry, colonel; Thos. S. Lubbock, lieutenant-colonel; John A. Wharton, major. They did good service in the Tennessee army. John Gregg, on retur
ttle effect, except in a few localities; for the war spirit at that time was at fever heat, and controlled the action of the mass of the people in Texas. Col. John S. Ford discharged the State troops that had gone in the expedition on the lower Rio Grande in 1861, when their term of service expired, and was relieved by Colonel Luckett and his command, who remained for some time at Fort Brown. Colonel Ford was ordered to San Antonio by General Bee in May, 1862, and by his suggestion was placed on conscript duty at Austin, and there organized his command for the discharge of that duty, with Capt. Wm. E. Walsh, Henry Trask, lieutenant and adjutant; Wm. Stoons performed by them, further than that it is known they were continued during the war. Before the discharge of the State troops that were under command of Colonel Ford on the lower Rio Grande, other troops were sent there that were in the Confederate service, who occupied different posts in 1862 and 1863, and subsequently in
siness. On the 22d of December, 1863, Col. John S. Ford was ordered by General Magruder on a secn the river were estimated to number 3,500. Colonel Ford was selected for this duty in order to exerng carried to Corpus Christi for shipment. Colonel Ford learned from Major Nolan that a Mexican by his broke up that business in that region. Colonel Ford requested General Magruder to have him furnces and Rio Grande, which were hunted up by Colonel Ford's men and turned over to the officers theresed a letter inviting General Slaughter and Colonel Ford to meet Gen. Lew Wallace at Point Isabel and none expected. On the 12th of May, 1865, Colonel Ford received a communication from Captain Robinnnoneers in charge of the pieces in front. Colonel Ford galloped past them a short distance above Phdrew the Confederates and rode up to where Colonel Ford was standing. We were then near Palmetto rlight. But remember the prisoners. I do, sir; Ford retorted, if we Confederates were their prisone[10 more...]