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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 49 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 32 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 22 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 16 0 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 II. 16 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 15 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 14 0 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
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ntry. In fact, most of those who opposed secession became good officers or soldiers in the Confederate army. General Houston exhibited his care for the Texas people shortly after he left the office of governor by the following letter to Colonel Waite, who had just then assumed command of the Federal troops in Texas: Austin, March 29, 1861. Dear Sir: I have received intelligence that you have, or will soon receive orders to concentrate United States troops under your command at Indianola, in this State, to sustain me in the exercise of my official functions. Allow me most respectfully to decline any such assistance of the United States government, and to most earnestly protest against the concentration of troops or fortifications in Texas, and request that you remove all such troops out of this State at the earliest day practicable, or at any rate by all means take no action toward hostile movements till further ordered by the government at Washington City, or particularl
h detachments of Texas troops. The Federal troops proceeded to San Antonio, and thence to a point near the coast above Indianola at Green lake, where they awaited transportation to leave Texas. Col. Ben McCulloch, when he came to Texas, during the was extended over the State of Texas. On the 16th, Earl Van Dorn was appointed colonel, and on the 26th he arrived at Indianola and assumed command in Texas, reporting that he anticipated no great trouble in the removal of the troops of the United States from the State. Indianola was then and long had been the principal port on the Gulf through which troops and their supplies were transported by water to western Texas. The Federal troops as they surrendered had been quartered at the fresh in this instance by the same motive which induced me to bring an overwhelming force against the United States troops at Indianola, viz., a desire to arrest and disarm them without bloodshed. All the arms and other public property are now being turn
illed at Petersburg. Clough was killed in Fort Donelson, and Granbury at Franklin. In July, 1861, the port of Galveston was blockaded by the Federal navy, as the other Texas ports were soon afterward, but there was no attempt to enter them for some time. An artillery regiment was stationed at Galveston, under command of Joseph J. Cook, colonel; John H. Manly, lieutenant-colonel; and Edward Van Harten, major. About the same time artillery was placed at the other ports of Sabine Pass, Indianola, Velasco, and Brazos Santiago. In August, 1861, Governor Clark was called on for twenty companies to be sent to Richmond, Va. Thirty two companies were sent, and were organized into regiments with field officers appointed there, as follows: First Texas regiment, Col. Louis T. Wigfall, Lieut.-Col. Hugh McLeod, Maj. H. H. Black, Fourth Texas regiment, Col. John B. Hood, Lieut.-Col. John Marshall, Maj. Bradfute Warwick; Fifth Texas regiment, Col. J. J. Archer, Lieut.-Col. Jerome B. Roberts
rs were struck several times, and one of them partially disabled as they immediately steamed off out of range of our batteries, where they again cast anchor and kept up a steady fire upon the town and batteries, until night shut in. On the next morning, November 1st, they again opened fire upon the town and batteries, but owing to their being entirely out of range of our guns, we did not reply to them. At about 11 a. m. they ceased their fire, and steamed down the bay in the direction of Indianola, having in tow the schooner Lecompt, which they had captured in the bay a few days before. One of the steamers went outside the bar and steered in the direction of Galveston, probably for a mortar-boat or some additional force to assist them. I am glad to report that no lives were lost on our side, but the enemy succeeded in doing considerable damage to the town, tearing up the streets and riddling the houses and otherwise damaging the place. The enemy fired in all 252 shot and shell;
He served at the cavalry school for practice, Carlisle, Pa., and in December, 1856, was made full second lieutenant. He was on frontier duty next year, scouting and fighting, being engaged in a skirmish with the Comanche Indians near Fort Clarke, Tex., also in a combat with the Kiowas and Comanches near Grand Saline. On October 1, 1858, he was engaged in a skirmish against the Comanches near Wichita village, Tex., where he killed three Indians with his own hand. In 1859-61 he was at Indianola, Tex., a commissary depot. When the secession movement began, he resigned his commission in the United States army, March 21, 1861. He was first assigned to the staff of General Van Dorn, and received the thanks of that officer for the assistance which he rendered him in the capture of various Texas posts. At the battle of Wilson's Creek Colonel Brown and Lieutenant-Colonel Major led a body of 679 Missourians, and were complimented for their good service. In the summer of 1862 Generals S