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The President frequently promised him this aid; but, on the 31st of March, wrote, All my efforts to get you cavalry appear to be in vain. The small force of this arm at General Johnston's disposal was kept actively employed watching the roads. Wells, Seguin, Cook, and Karnes, with small parties of rangers, reconnoitred the frontiers with vigilance and secrecy; and that daring partisan, Deaf Smith, penetrated to the Rio Grande with twenty men, and defeated a superior force of the enemy near Laredo. A secret traffic in ardent spirits added greatly to the difficulty of enforcing discipline. President Houston was very uneasy on this point, and issued stringent orders for the destruction of liquor intended for the camps. General Johnston shared in the President's solicitude, and wrote that he would enforce his orders to the letter. Having apprehended and confined some men, while they were attempting to introduce liquor into the camp, a mutiny arose; and about fifty men rushed upon t
agons, loaded with subsistence stores and quartermaster's supplies, started for Laredo, a small town on the Rio Grande below Fort Duncan. There being no other means tion had been at my command. It took our lumbering train many days to reach Laredo, a distance of about one hundred and sixty miles from Corpus Christi. Each maravy manes, and flowing tails which almost touched the ground. We arrived at Laredo during one of those severe storms incident to that section, which are termed Nofficient violence to greatly injure the harbors on the coast. The post near Laredo was called Fort McIntosh, and at this period the troops stationed there consist of the ditches, but as the parapet was built of sand — the only material about Laredo which could be obtained for its construction — the severity of the winds was toon the ground under the wagon, as I had done on the road from Corpus Christi to Laredo. I reached Fort Duncan in March, 1854, and was kindly received by the comma
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Texas, 1864 (search)
tillery; 77th Infantry. INDIANA--67th Infantry. KENTUCKY--19th Infantry. MAINE--13th Infantry. MISSOURI--Battery "F," 1st Light Artillery (Detachment). WISCONSIN--23d Infantry. Feb. 7: Affair, Caney Bayou(No Details.) Feb. 11: Affair, LamarIOWA--22d Infantry (Detachment). Feb. 22: Affair, IndianolaDetachment Mounted Infantry. March 13: Skirmish, Los PatriciosTEXAS--Unionists. March 16: Action, Santa RosaTEXAS--2d Cavalry. March 17: Affair, Corpus ChristiU. S. Navy. March 19: Attack on LaredoConfederate Reports. March 21: Affair, Velasco(No Reports.) March 24: Affair, Corpus ChristiIOWA--22d Infantry (Detachment). April 12-13: Expedition up Matagorda BayU. S. Gunboats and Detachment Infantry. May 11-14: Expedition from Brazos SantiagoINDIANA--34th Infantry. TEXAS--2d Cavalry. UNITED STATES--62d Colored Infantry. June 15: Evacuation of Pass CavalloILLINOIS--99th Infantry. June 19: Affair, Eagle PassTEXAS--Unionists. June 25: Skirmish, Rancho Las RinasTEXAS--1st Cavalry. Uni
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Wisconsin Volunteers. (search)
Mobile & Ohio Railroad and Pascagoula Bay November 27-December 13. At Baton Rouge till April, 1865. Mobile Campaign April. Capture of Mobile April 12. March through Alabama to Georgia and to Vicksburg, Miss., April 18-June 5. Moved to Shreveport, La., June 26-July 2. March to San Antonio, Texas July 8-August 3, and duty there till October. Expedition to Fort Inge and to Fort Clark and Eagle Pass September. Guard and patrol duty along the Rio Grande from Brownsville to Laredo till May, 1866. Mustered out at Brownsville May 28, 1866. Moved to Madison, Wis., June 3-18, and discharged June 19, 1866. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 311 Enlisted men by disease. Total 431. 1st Wisconsin Regiment Heavy Artillery Battery A organized as Company K, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Detached from Regiment August, 1861, and assigned to duty as Heavy Artillery at Forts Corcoran, Marcy and Et
a military force, he published a statement regarding the secession of Texas and the purpose to protect the rights of persons and property of the people as an independent State out of the Union. Above Ringgold barracks a number of Mexicans made a raid over the river and killed a Mexican settler, friendly to the Confederate cause. Captain Edwards and Captain Nolen both, at different times, attacked them successfully; and they still being on his side of the river, Capt. Santos Benavides, of Laredo, came down with his company and had a battle with them and succeeded in driving them over the river. They were supposed to be under the direction of General Cortinas, who had formerly made a raid into Texas, causing what was called the Cortinas war, in the defeat of whom Colonel Ford had acted as an officer with Captain Stoneman of the Federal forces. Captain Benavides was afterward appointed colonel and did good service. He and his relatives, being Mexicans, exercised strong influence ov
e that were in the Confederate service, who occupied different posts in 1862 and 1863, and subsequently in what was called the Western subdis-trict, which extended from a line due south from San Antonio to the Rio Grande, and from its mouth up to Laredo. It was important to have the posts on the Gulf protected, as well as to have the posts on the Rio Grande garrisoned, to facilitate the trade across that river into Mexico, for the export of cotton, and the purchase of arms and munitions of war ckett's infantry regiment, ten companies; Capt. R. Benevides, one cavalry company; Maj. Wm. O. Yager, four cavalry companies; Capt. E. Cruegbaur's heavy artillery; Capt. R. B. Maclin's light artillery, and Capt. S. Benavides, one cavalry company, on the Rio Grande from Fort Brown to Laredo. Although these particular commands did not continue in that sub-district, there was generally an effort to keep a force there sufficient to protect the ports and keep the way open for the Mexican trade.
des, commanding the line of the Rio Grande, relating to a battle at Laredo: Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the town of Laredo haLaredo has been attacked this afternoon by the enemy's forces, consisting of about 200 cavalry, Mexicans and Americans. I think this is the advance guYankees passed down the river. Ford's camp was over 100 miles from Laredo. When the news reached him of the attack, it was known that the United States forces had retreated from Laredo. From Laredo to Brownsville was about 210 miles, and from his camp to Brownsville about 165 mileLaredo to Brownsville was about 210 miles, and from his camp to Brownsville about 165 miles. Colonel Benavides, in going up to hasten his force to Laredo, left Capt. Cristobal Benavides with his company in the plaza, with positive oLaredo, left Capt. Cristobal Benavides with his company in the plaza, with positive orders what to do in the event the enemy should defeat him, as follows: There are 5,000 bales of cotton in the plaza. It belongs to the Confedthe Rio Grande they could be supplied with water going down it from Laredo, which place they reached by the 17th of April, 1864, when Colonel
ckson his immortal name. Colonel Bee was one of the earliest and most noted of the Texas pioneers, and his wife and son Hamilton joined him at Galveston in 1837. Two years later Hamilton P. Bee was appointed secretary, on the part of Texas, to the commission which established the line between Texas and the United States, and in 1846 he was elected secretary of the first senate of Texas, but soon resigned to enlist as a private in Capt. Ben McCulloch's company of cavalry. Later he served at Laredo in the rank of first lieutenant. In 1854 he was married to Mildred Tarver, of Alabama. In addition to his public service in the ante-Confederate period, which has been mentioned, he acted as clerk to Governor Lubbock when the latter was comptroller of the Texas republic, and was speaker of the third house of representatives of the State. During 1861 he was in command of State troops on the coast as brigadier-general in the provisional army of Texas, and in March, 1862, when he was commiss
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
D6 Lakeport, La. 135-A Lake Providence, La. 117, 1; 135-A; 155, A6, 135-A; 155, B6; 171 Lake Saint Joseph, La. 155, D6 Lake Spring, Mo. 152, H6 Lake Village, Ark. 154, G6 Lamar, Miss. 135-A; 154, B12 Lamar, Mo. 135-A; 160, A11 Lamar, Tex. 43, 8; 54, 1; 65, 10 Lancaster, Ky. 9, 2; 118, 1; 135-A; 141, F1; 150, B11; 151, H12 Fort Lancaster, Tex. 54, 1 Lane's Prairie, Mo. 152, F6 Fort Lapwai, Idaho Ter. 134, 1 Laredo, Tex. 54, 1; 171 Larkinsville, Ala. 24, 3; 61, 9; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, E8 Fort Larned, Kans. 119, 1 Lauderdale Spring, Miss. 135-A Laurel Creek, W. Va. 9, 3; 140, G10; 141, C11, 141, D11 Laurel Fork, Cheat River, W. Va. 2, 4; 84, 10; 100, 1; 116, 3 Laurel Fork, Guyandotte River, W. Va. 141, E9 Laurel Hill, Va. 17, 1; 19, 1; 74, 1; 94, 2; 100, 1; 137, G6 Laurel Hill, W. Va. 84, 10; 116, 3; 135-A; 137, A1; 140, F12 Lavaca, Tex. 43,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.47 (search)
tactics of the United States regular army. When ordered away from Carlisle, in 1860, Lieutenant Maury was promoted to the rank of captain and appointed adjutant-general of the Department of New Mexico. Captain Maury left his wife at her father's home, in King George, and proceeded to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The march across the plains to Fort Union was a succession of stirring incidents, fights with Indians being the chief. The headquarters of the regiment were at Fort McIntosh, near Laredo. The life pursued by Captain Maury was much similar to that he had lived and enjoyed while stationed on the Leona river years before—fighting, hunting and fishing. Last days in the old army. After serving at Fort Union for some time, Captain Maury was transferred to Santa Fe. Life in that city was happy and gay, and many friendships were formed, soon to be broken by the mailed hand of war. In a delightful volume published by General Maury a few years ago, entitled Recollections of a V
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