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John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 374 14 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 130 4 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 113 13 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 74 8 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 65 15 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 61 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 59 7 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 52 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 42 2 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 37 7 Browse Search
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rest yielded, and tranquillity and obedience to the laws are now prevalent. Major Webb contributed much by his personal activity and influence to produce these results, and I earnestly recommend him to the President for the appointment of assistant adjutantgen-eral, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, to be stationed in the disaffected regions, and to take charge of the business growing out of these affairs and those of the militia. He was an officer of the old army and colonel under General Taylor in the Mexican war. The German ringleaders above mentioned have been turned over to the civil authorities for trial. I have the honor to announce that the whole coast and islands are now in our possession and that the Rio Grande is strongly occupied. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General Commanding. Rev. Wm. A. Bowen, of Texas, son of Capt. Wm. A. Bowen, pilot of the Neptune, gives information of the naval battle above mentioned, d
f 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 probably concluded that he could better attain his object by carrying his forces up the Mississippi and along the bayous west of that river, aided by his gunboats and transports, and advance upon Texas from some base selected in Louisiana. That, too, was anticipated and provided against by Generals Taylor and E. Kirby Smith, as will be shown further on, from which it will appear that wherever an invasion of Texas was planned, Texas soldiers would be found at the point of danger in full force to resist it. At the August election in Texas, Pendleton Murrah had been elected governor and Fletcher S. Stockdale, lieutenant-governor. The following were elected representatives in the Confederate Congress: B. F. Sexton, A. M. Branch, John R. Baylor, S. H. Morgan, Stephen H. Darden, C. C. Her
Louisiana and Arkansas in the years 1863 and 1864 were as follows: Early in the spring of 1863 Sibley's brigade was ordered to Louisiana, and with Louisiana troops under General Mouton took part in the battle of Camp Bisland on Bayou Teche in Southern Louisiana, April 13th,Brigadier-General Sibley commanding all the forces in the battle. Col. James Reily was killed at the head of his regiment, and General Sibley left the command after the battle on account of a disagreement with Gen. Richard Taylor, commanding the district, who was near the locality of the battle. Thereby Col. Tom Green, a senior colonel, became commander of the brigade and returned to the Sabine river with it. Again that brigade proceeded with Louisiana troops in a campaign down the bayous and captured the Federal post at Berwick bay. In the summer of 1863 Lieut.-Col. A. W. Spaight's battalion and Ed. Waller's battalion had gone from Texas to Louisiana, and a part of J. W. Spaight's brigade, Lieut.-Col. Jam
promoted and put in command of the Third brigade, Walker's division. About the middle of June, 1864, Maj.-Gen. John G. Walker was relieved from his division and assigned to the command of the district of Southwest Louisiana in place of Gen. Richard Taylor, who was transferred east of the Mississippi river. Brigadier-General King for a time was in command of Walker's division, until Maj.-Gen. John H, Forney arrived and took charge. General King was then assigned to the brigade of General Po troops generally in Louisiana commenced a movement to Texas, and by March 15th a large number of them had reached Camp Grice, 2 1/2 miles east of Hempstead. Not long afterward a rumor reached them of the surrender of Generals Lee, Johnston and Taylor. Some doubted, but soon the news came as upon the wings of the wind, confirming it as a certainty. Their spirits sank in sadness and regret. Generals Kirby Smith, Magruder and Forney were there, and made addresses to the assembled soldiers, ap
mber 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 the streets, and drove the Mexicans into the grand plaza, when the Texans had to be called off to allow General Taylor to shell the huddled forces of the enemy, which soon brought out the white flag of surrender. All these events gave martial education; education to those at home who beard and read and were inspired; education that taught the Texas soldier how to fight in the battles of the great war between the States. How well they practiced their lesson was reported by every officer who commanded them. Whoever led them in two or three hard battles secured promotion, so that the advancement of the
nd Ector came under the capitulation of Gen. Richard Taylor. Trans-Mississippi department. Inseveral officers and men fell in a skirmish at Taylor's creek, May 15th. The battle of Honey Spri River campaign by occupying Berwick City, General Taylor, at Camp Bisland, put the Texans at once ted on the field. In the subsequent retreat of Taylor to the Red river Colonel Green and the cavalryre in constant fighting as the rear guard. General Taylor referred to the lamented Reily as a gallanMajor Robards, ordnance officer, were with General Taylor and were highly commended by him. Gen. Alfwere sustained by Roberts' infantry. Gen. Richard Taylor, in reporting this battle, said: Too mu I respectfully urge that he be promoted. General Taylor also warmly urged the promotion of Colonelengaged, on April 2, 1864, is described by General Taylor. Colonel Debray, with his regiment and twollowing quotations from the report of Maj.-Gen. Richard Taylor describe the part taken by Texans in [1 more...]
rdered to march with his Texans to join Gen. Richard Taylor in the campaign against Banks. The reg8th the Federals ambuscaded him; but, said General Taylor, Debray opened, enfilading their line. Many in 1846, and was sent to the support of General Taylor, on the Rio Grande. He fought with distinpril following he was in Louisiana with Gen. Richard Taylor, gained renewed commendation for his coxact moment when a heavy blow could be given. Taylor had already frequently commended the gallant Tn thought impossible. This officer, continued Taylor, has within the past few months commanded In t commanding a brigade in the army under Gen. Richard Taylor, in Louisiana, attacked a considerable rength of Santa Afia's forces, and gave to General Taylor the plan of retreat to the impregnable posWhile Grant was besieging Vicksburg, Gen. Richard Taylor did everything possible on the Louisiana sill, after the wounding of General Walker, General Taylor says: Brigadier-General Scurry, commanding[13 more...]