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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) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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nfederate service by Col. H. E. McCulloch, had several skirmishes and fights with the Indians, who made raids to steal horses and cattle, before he was ordered to Houston in the spring of 1862. He was sent back to Fort Belknap with a number of companies before the end of the war, and found, as he has stated in his published history, that the withdrawal of troops from that part of the frontier encouraged the depredations of the Indians to such an extent that the frontier counties of Stephens, Jack, Wise, and Montague were almost entirely deserted by their inhabitants. Indeed, a like condition in some degree attended most of our western frontier during the war, partly because those persons seeking service preferred to go to other States where the Northern armies could be met. On the 5th of March, 1861, the convention having ratified the provisional Constitution of the Confederate States, and the government at Montgomery having received notice of said action, the military jurisdicti
here is much excitement in Texas, consequent upon the renewal of the massacres by Indians in the State. The entire families of Messrs. Landman and Hays, and Mrs. Gage, near Jackboro', were slaughtered on the 25th ult, and the house burnt. From there the band proceeded to the vicinity of Weatherford. A letter says: They came to Mr. John Brown's, took his horses on the 27th, and when making off with them, fell in with Mr. Brown, who had been to a neighbor's to carry the news of the Jack county depredations, and killed, scalped, and cut off his nose, and lanced him in every part of the body. They traveled southwest a few miles, and came upon Mrs. Teter's residence, took her horses, and continued the same direction a short distance to Mr. Sherman's; Mr. Sherman being absent, they took Mrs. Sherman and one child, leaving two at the house, carried her about a mile, whipped her severely, shot her through the arm, offered her other heartrending indignities, scalped her, and left her
The Texas war of drafting. --The counties of Parker, Palo Pinto, Jack, and Young, Texas, were requested to furnish a company of 100 men for the Frontier regiment, Parker county was called on for 25 men, and 100 were at the rendezvous, 76 of whom had to be drafted out to stay at home !.