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and imprisonment to him was more intolererable than any punishment which could have been inflicted. . . . Black Hawk was discharged merely for want of proof, not for want of guilt. Although doubts on the subject were once entertained, there was none afterward. His confessions, which he had sense enough to withhold till after his acquittal, were conclusive. From this time, probably, dated Black Hawk's effort to organize a league that should unite all the Western tribes from the lakes to Mexico in war against the encroaching whites. The remains of Lieutenant Johnston's correspondence, belonging to this period, are meagre. This is due, in part, to his destruction of his papers after the death of his wife in 1835, and in part to his repugnance to mere friendly letter-writing. His relations and friends reproached him with a neglect which he deprecated, but did not amend. He shrank from the platitudes of ordinary correspondence, and professions and protestations of every kind we
jealousy, the trade across the country between Mexico and Louisiana, possessions of the same power, cans. The first revolutionary movements in Mexico were in 1808. When Joseph Bonaparte took the throne of Spain in that year, the Spaniards in Mexico, adhering to their hereditary sovereign, estabheir own destruction. After the separation of Mexico from Spain, in 1821, the changes in the Centralaw and legislation, and a year's residence at Mexico, that he obtained a confirmation of his contra were but the war-cries of ambitious leaders. Mexico was in revolutionary turmoil: Santa Anna, the ernment, even should the Supreme Government of Mexico refuse its consent. This letter led to his ar sincere republican, who had been Governor of Mexico, Secretary of Finance, and minister to France. Benjamin R. Milam, who had just escaped from Mexico, shared in this assault as a volunteer. On Ocim, and carried the Texan arms far enough into Mexico to have settled the question of independence f[5 more...]
ferings from the wounds. hostile movements of Mexico. policy of Texas. letter from Felix Huston. tory of San Jacinto, it was soon apparent that Mexico had not abandoned her plans of subjugation, anided the attention and dispersed the armies of Mexico. How far they were checked in their enterp was satisfied with a do-nothing policy toward Mexico. He was content to allow an annual invasion fequate steps to resist or punish aggression by Mexico or her Indian allies, who harassed the frontieictate a peace better within the boundaries of Mexico than beyond them; and that these men, admirable men of the border, he resented the idea that Mexico should be allowed annually to assert her emineg, which I would not do were all the powers of Mexico in full array on our territory. [6Confidential be imputed to the secret negotiations between Mexico and the Indians, and to the defenseless condite enemy by the French blockade of the ports of Mexico. General Johnston, having no troops to com[3 more...]
. foreign relations. energetic policy toward Mexico. letter from General Johnston on the situatioolonists no party to it. perfidious policy of Mexico in the matter. Colonization act of 1825. Indnd pointed to the claim of title maintained by Mexico, with an annual invasion that disputed possessade was raised by the peace between France and Mexico. The Treasury was empty, the paper-money muchn her the more restless spirits of the border, Mexico was kept busy in defense of her own soil, so tg. Fields is said to have visited the city of Mexico to obtain a grant of lands, and to have return to the contrary between the United States and Mexico, a formidable body of Cherokees, Shawnees, Kic was made Texas was still nominally a State of Mexico, and Houston was still a Cherokee, if indeed hnning, bad man, relying upon expected aid from Mexico and the Indians of the prairies, to whom he haturned their arms against their late allies of Mexico, and thus became to all intents the unpaid aux[14 more...]
exas looked to him as its fittest leader in case of active war with Mexico. On the other hand, General Johnston's health had suffered, frozing an army, at the head of which he knew Lamar would place him if Mexico were invaded. But Texas, which during the republic alternated betw resources and power as would enable him to punish the insolence of Mexico. His motive for remaining in office therefore failed. The detan fact, it was reported that an army would be raised and march into Mexico on its own account, and that for this purpose agents, other than th as acting without the authority of the republic; that the war with Mexico was national, and would be conducted by the nation; and that such ch, aided by the Texan navy, had employed so much of the energies of Mexico, was abandoned to the conquering sword of Santa Anna. Treaties wernder instructions from the Government, set out with 750 men against Mexico, on an expedition of retaliation which culminated in the disaster a
to protect the frontier against the invasion threatened by Mexico. As Mexico not only asserted a general right to the soverMexico not only asserted a general right to the sovereignty of Texas, but also set up a special claim to the country between the Rio Grande and the Nueces, as belonging to Tamaunsportation, etc.); but not to cross the Rio Grande unless Mexico should make or declare war, in which case I would act on t The war should be conducted directly against the city of Mexico, the seat of vitality and strength. Apart from all sciencining an army corps at Monterey, or on the route thence to Mexico. These movements would compel a concentration of the strength of Mexico at the capital, where a decisive engagement would soon be fought with adequate force and the war terminated. Mexico is to that republic what Paris is to France. If Mexico falls, her dependencies fall with her. Why, then, waste a cuahua, or California? These are portions of country which Mexico does not pretend to defend against the Indians. Your f
al discrepancy between his opinion of the propriety of employing a larger attacking army against Mexico, and his own willingness at an earlier period to invade that country with a force so much inferithe former instance, the Texans were to act as auxiliaries of one of the two parties into which Mexico was almost equally divided. General Johnston so rarely indulged in personal criticism that his plendid side. General Johnston, writing in regard to a kinsman, who had volunteered to go to Mexico, says: It is a game upon which there is, in his case, too much staked. The die, however, or even interrupted, the army is in danger. How far this applies to the condition of things in Mexico I do not know, or from what jeopardy the heroism of our troops can extricate themselves-we beliend obscurity in which I have lived accounts for your not having heard from me. On my return from Mexico after the campaign of Monterey, I found that all the proceeds of the Louisville property would s
. In 1850 and thereafter a great emigration passed over the continent to California; and, as the owners of the half-way station, the Mormons were enriched by legitimate commerce. Brigham showed administrative talent; and, with full command of the resources of his people, he was able to combine cooperative effectiveness with the individual energy and spontaneous industry of the population in such a way as to work marvels of achievement. Utah was transferred, by the treaty of 1848, from Mexico to the United States. The question was thus revived, whether it were better to pursue their pilgrimage still farther, encountering Apache cruelty and Mexican bigotry, or to trust to their isolation, and build up the kingdom on United States territory. The Mormons chose the latter course. Early in 1849 they organized the State of Deseret; but Congress ignored it, and, in September, 1850, created instead the Territory of Utah. President Fillmore appointed Brigham Young Governor; and he took
r people brought with them from that ancient Commonwealth its characteristics and traditions, with a greater vehemence and keener enterprise. The spirit of combat was fostered in the early Indian contests; and, in the wars with Great Britain and Mexico, no troops won a more enviable distinction for steadiness and valor. Kentucky, along with Virginia, had, in 1798-99, taken the most advanced position in regard to the reserved rights of the States; nor did she recede from it for more than a gnger, impossible to provoke him to revenge. He did not strive for wealth or place, and, as a citizen and statesman, was stainless and incorrupt. He seemed born under a star, and greatness sought him out. After a short military experience in Mexico, he was adopted by a State-rights coterie in Kentucky, by whom his fortunes were eagerly pushed. In 1851, and again in 1853, he was sent to Congress; and in 1856 was elected Vice-President, when only thirty-five years of age. He presided over th
been spoken of. But, though Hardee has been mentioned more than once, his relations to General Johnston entitle him — to fuller notice. William Joseph Hardee was of a good Georgia family, and was born in 1815. He was graduated at West Point in 1838, when he was commissioned second-lieutenant in the Second Dragoons. He also attended the cavalry-school of Saumur, in France. He served in Florida and on the Plains; he was with Taylor at Monterey, and with Scott from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico, and was twice brevetted for gallant and meritorious service, coming out of the Mexican War captain and brevet lieutenant-colonel. In 1855 he was made major of the Second Cavalry, and in 1856 commandant of the Corps of Cadets at West Point, where he remained until 1860. He was best known as the author of the standard book on military tactics. On the secession of Georgia, he promptly followed the fortunes of his State. Hardee was first sent to command in Mobile Bay, but, in June, 1861,
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