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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 153 7 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 81 5 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 59 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 3 Browse Search
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) 8 2 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 7 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 7 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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African slave trade Agitated election of Governor Houston in 1859 his opposition to separate States and Nebraska bill in Congress, in 1854, Senator Houston of Texas voted against the bill, with theainst it. This, with other votes given by Senator Houston, caused a strong opposition to be made agear, H. R. Runnels received 32,552 votes, and Houston 23,628. For lieutenant-governor, F. R. Lubb, Jesse Grimes, 20,818, and F. Smith 878. Senator Houston continued to occupy his seat in the Senatased in vigor to the end of the canvass. General Houston became again an independent candidate, uncretary and adjutant-general appointed by Governor Houston. Col. Ed Clark, the running mate with GenGeneral Houston, was elected lieutenant-governor. Governor Houston was inaugurated on the 21st of DGovernor Houston was inaugurated on the 21st of December, 1859, and thus was organized at this critical period in Texas a divided administration, witex., a large number of citizens addressed Governor Houston a letter, asking his opinion in regard to[4 more...]
he election of Abraham Lincoln, President Calls upon Governor Houston to convene the legislature speeches for and against s at the capital and elsewhere became more exciting. Governor Houston and A. J. Hamilton, member of Congress, and many othen its sovereign capacity. On the 17th of December, Governor Houston issued his proclamation for a special session of the . On the meeting of the legislature, January 21st, Governor Houston in his message favored concerted action by all the So had been crowded by citizens to witness the voting. Governor Houston appeared, and, with Lieut.-Gov. Ed Clark, was seated and Hon. T. J. Devine, were appointed to confer with Gen. Sam Houston, the executive of the State. The committee proceededrsigned committee appointed to wait upon his Excellency, Sam Houston, respectfully report that on the day the convention adjocommittee of public safety to wait on and confer with Governor Houston in regard to the duties of the committee, and to assu
election counted independence declared Governor Houston posts the vote March 4th Pro. Visional ate the following printed proclamation of Governor Houston Proclamation by the Governor of tn favor of Secession, Now therefore, I, Sam Houston, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby 4th day of March, 1861. By the Governor, Sam Houston. E. W. Cave, Secretary of State. This and place prepared and sent to them. As Governor Houston was not then in the capitol, he appointede State government, reciting that, whereas Sam Houston, governor, and E. W. Cave, secretary of star Clark entered the governor's office and General Houston retired from it, and thenceforward Govern appeared in the newspapers a letter from General Houston, Addressed to the People of Texas, Execute of the South during the whole war. Even General Houston, always a Texas patriot, afterward in a sgton City, or particularly of Texas. Thine, Sam Houston. Colonel Waite, U. S. Army, San Antonio. [1 more...]
ier posts, returned to Austin and raised companies for his Confederate regiment. He was stationed with them at San Antonio and did service there in securing the surrender of Federal troops, and was the highest officer in command until Colonel Van Dorn arrived in Texas and took command on the 26th of March, 1861. The style of the regiment was First McCulloch's Regiment Mounted Rifles, and its field officers were Col. H. E. McCulloch, Lieut.-Col. Thos. C. Frost, and Maj. Ed Burleson. Governor Houston, while governor of Texas, had sent two companies to the northwestern frontier, one commanded by W. C. Dalrymple, aide-de-camp to the governor, and colonel commanding, and another under Capt. J. W. Wilbarger. Colonel Dalrymple, having received authority to act for the State, and being reinforced by a number of volunteer citizens, on the 18th of February demanded of Capt. S. D. Carpenter the surrender of Camp Cooper, garrisoned with 260 Federal soldiers, which was finally complied with on
regiment, P. C. Woods, colonel; Nat Benton, lieutenant-colonel; W. O. Hutchinson, major. There were on the Rio Grande, and at different points on the coast, artillery as follows: Maj. D. D. Shea's two companies at Lavaca. Capt. R. B. Machlin's light battery on the Rio Grande. Capt. H. Wilkes' light battery at Corpus Christi. Capt. B. F. Neal's company heavy artillery at Corpus Christi. Capt. Krumbhoar's battery, mountain howitzers on Rio Grande. Captain Fontaine's light artillery, Houston. Colonel Cook's regiment heavy artillery, Hawe's heavy artillery, sapper's and miner's, Mosely's light artillery, Abbott's light artillery, at Galveston. O. G. Jones' battery, Sabine Pass. Hughes' battery, Sabine Pass. Fox's battery at Galveston. Dashiel's battery at Houston. Capt. W. H. Nichols' battery at Camp McNeill. The companies of light artillery were moved from place to place where their services were required at different times. The following cavalry commands served in Te
October, 1862, the Federal fleet entered Galveston bay without resistance. The small force which had been left in the city retired to Virginia point, the city itself being almost deserted by its inhabitants, who had moved with their chattels to Houston and the interior of the State. Communication with the island was maintained by planking over the railroad bridge, and protecting it on the island side with a redoubt and rifle-pits, occupied by a detachment of infantry and artillery. Debray's , and remained with me during the continuance. The assistance of Gen. Thomas B. Howard, of the militia, and his adjutant-general, Major Tucker, residents of Galveston, was of great value, as was also that of Mr. E. W. Cave, volunteer aide, from Houston. Hon. M. M. Potter, of Galveston, was likewise conspicuous during the engagement for his activity and devotion. I take this occasion to recommend to the special consideration of the President the conduct of Gov. J. R. Baylor, of Arizona, who,
spiked the guns, blew up the magazines, and made a safe retreat. It is learned from a report of General Banks of November 30th, that upon the capture of Fort Esperanza he stated that if he was furnished with another division he would capture Houston and Galveston. And in his report of December 1st, he announced his intention to move up the Matagorda peninsula to the mouth of the Brazos, and after capturing the forts at that place, make it his base for supplies in the movement against HoustHouston and Galveston. But this movement had been anticipated, and General Magruder had collected a large force of Confederate and State troops on the prairie west of the Brazos to resist his invasion of the mainland. That may have somewhat influenced General Banks to suddenly change his plan of reaching the interior of Texas. At any rate, leaving a force in possession of the lower Rio Grande, he sailed with his main strength back to New Orleans. As indicated by subsequent events, he had probabl
It was exhibited in the fall of 1835, when the Texas citizens stormed and took San Antonio, then defended by General Cos, who had proclaimed that Texas should be content with any government that the Mexicans established. It was exhibited at the Alamo, when about 180 Texans, surrounded by Santa Ana's army, fought until there was only a woman and her child (Mrs. Dickinson) left alive in the fort to tell how bravely they had all fought to the death. It was exhibited at San Jacinto, where Gen. Sam Houston's small force, not half of that of the fortified enemy under Santa Ana, charged with the war cry, Remember the Alamo! broke the enemy's line and put them to rout in twenty minutes. Although the general was wounded in the charge, the line rushed on, every man knowing what to do without further orders. It was exhibited at Monterey in the Mexican war, where the Texas soldiers, aided by volunteers from other States, entered the town, fought through the houses, from the housetops, through
ushed on alone as far as the Brazos river, where he was taken ill and did not recover until after the fall of Alamo. Upon his recovery he joined the army of Gen. Sam Houston, on the eve of the battle of San Jacinto. During this battle, being placed in command of a gun in the artillery, his cool and daring bravery won the highest commendation. It was at the battle of San Jacinto that he met, and formed the life-long friendship of Tom Green, W. P. Lane and Ben C. Franklin. General Houston had known him from boyhood. After the army disbanded in 1837, he settled in Gonzales and engaged in surveying and locating lands on the frontier. In 1839 he was electedhe Wesleyan university, where he graduated with distinction the following summer. Immediately after his return home, he went to the frontier of Texas, under Gen. Sam Houston, and did effective work against the Comanches. In one affair of this campaign, he engaged in a hand-to-hand conflict with the chief, Peta Nacona, and after