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, and traveling by Fort Gibson and Fort Washita, they entered Texas at Preston on the 15th of December. From Preston the column moved to Belknap, and thence to Fort Mason, its destination, where it arrived January 14, 1856. Four companies were left on the Clear Fork of the Brazos, under Major Hardee. In this march they forded mam Belknap they encountered hail, snow, and sleet; and both men and animals suffered severely. A train on its way from the coast to meet them lost 113 oxen. At Fort Mason, as the accommodations were insufficient for the comfort of the officers' families, General Johnston reserved only one small room for his own family. Soon aftdence of the people, he received that justice at their hands which is not always accorded to commanders, even when deserving. When General Johnston reached Fort Mason, the border was full of terror. The year 1855 had been one of unusual disaster and suffering. The Indians had murdered and pillaged as far down as the Blanco,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Recollections of the Twiggs surrender. (search)
Smith and Captain John H. King, with the stained and bullet-riddled old flag of the 8th Regiment flying over them, while the band played national airs. Strong men wept; the people cheered them along the streets, and many followed them to the head of the San Pedro, where they encamped. By 6 o'clock the Rangers had returned to their camp on the Salado, and the day ended without further excitement. About 2 o'clock that afternoon, Colonel Robert E. Lee arrived in his ambulance from Fort Mason, Texas, on his way to Washington, whither he had been ordered by General Scott. As he approached the Read House I went out to greet him. At the same time some of the Rangers gathered around his wagons, and, attracted, no doubt, by their insignia of rank, the red flannel strips sewed on their shoulders, he asked, Who are those men? They are McCulloch's, I answered. General Twiggs surrendered everything to the State this morning, and we are all prisoners of war. I shall never forget his loo
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
n March, 1856: To Mrs. Lee he writes from San Antonio on March 20, 1856: To-morrow I leave for Fort Mason, where Colonel Johnston and six companies of the regiment are stationed. Major Hardee and fou the Rio Grande, and shall be absent from two and a half to three months; will go from here to Fort Mason and pick up Major Thomas General George H. Thomas. and take him on with me, and thus have water-epaulets, sash, etc. They are, however, all dry now. Major Thomas traveled with me from Fort Mason. We are in camp together. Captain Bradford, whom we knew at Old Point, is on the court. Colbligation to remain in her service two years. One of them has become enamored of a soldier at Fort Mason, and has engaged herself to marry him. Colonel Taylor informs me that his two women servants mn not escape them. The court-martials being over, Colonel Lee started for his post, and at Fort Mason, en route, on the 4th of April, 1857, writes: I write to inform you of my progress thus far on
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
lete in all of its parts, each pillar representing with equal strength an American State. He sincerely hoped each State would pursue the path designated for it by the Constitution, as the planets revolve in well-defined orbits around the great central sun. He wrote from Texas in 1861 that he could not anticipate a greater calamity for the country than the dissolution of the Union, and that he was willing to sacrifice anything but honor for its preservation. And in another letter from Fort Mason, Texas, January, 1861, to Mrs. Lee, he says: You see by a former letter that I received from Major Nicholl, Everett's Life of Washington you sent me, and enjoyed its perusal very much. How his spirit would be grieved could he see the wreck of his mighty labors! I will not, however, permit myself to believe, till all ground for hope is gone, that the work of his noble deeds will be destroyed, and that his precious advice and virtuous example will soon be forgotten by his countrymen. As far
eration which grew in strength to the end of his eventful career. The latter part of that same year I was ordered to Fort Mason, situated near the Llano river, about forty miles distant from Fredericksburg. Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston was chiestart on a scouting expedition in search of the red men of the forests. Preparations were accordingly made, and I left Fort Mason on the morning of the 5th of July, 1857, in command of twenty-five men of Company G Second Cavalry, with an Indian guidndians waving a large white flag apparently hoisted from a mound. Orders from Washington had been issued before I left Fort Mason, notifying all United States troops that a party of Tonkaways were expected at the reservation, near Camp Cooper, and te of which passed through his lung), as he was making his way to the rear of the line. Early in August I returned to Fort Mason, where not long afterwards I was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, assigned to Company K, and placed on duty at
order came to have us move, just as we had got comfortably lodged for the winter; and on the fourth of December, 1861, Companies B, E, F, H, I, and K, left for Fort Mason, eighty-five miles from Verde. We left sixty men at Verde. We all got safely to Mason, and there the command was split up into five parties, one to Fort McKuv were distributed amongst them, as I tell you, for safe keeping. I had the good luck to go with my company, K, to Chadbourne, two hundred and twenty miles from Fort Mason. We got there without any mishap, and remained there three months and fourteen days. We had all the liberty we wanted, but we could not get away, as there was . On this march down we made one hundred and twenty miles in five days; one day we marched thirty-eight miles, and had nothing to eat but beans and coffee. At Fort Mason we were found in a few days by our other companies that had been at the other forts. During the winter we were all put in a camp without any tents, but the wea
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)
, 84, 16-19; 85, 8 Stuart's Expedition, Oct. 9-12, 1862 25, 6 Maryland Campaign, Sept. 3-20, 1862: Antietam, Sept. 16-17, 1862 28, 1, 28, 2, 28, 6; 29, 1, 29, 2 Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg, Sept. 13-17, 1862 29, 1 South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14, 1862 27, 3 Theater of operations 27, 1 Maryland Heights, Md. 42, 1; 69, 1; 81, 4; 82, 1; 84, 4, 84, 16; 85, 1; 100, 1 Maryville, Tenn. 24, 3; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 142, E3; 149, A14; 150, H13 Fort Mason, Tex. 54, 1; 135-A Masonborough Inlet, N. C. 139, C10 Massaponax Church, Va. 23, 3; 45, 1; 81, 2; 91, 1 Matadequin Creek, Va. 16, 1; 17, 1; 19, 1; 21, 9; 74, 1; 77, 1; 92, 1; 94, 5; 97, 2; 100, 1, 100, 2; 137, E8 Matagorda, Tex. 43, 8; 54, 1; 65, 10; 135-A; 157, G5; 171 Matagorda Bay, Tex. 43, 8; 65, 10; 135-A; 157, H5; 171 Matagorda Peninsula, Tex. 135-A; 157, H5 Matarmoras, Mex. 54, 1 Mathias Point, Va. 8, 1; 100, 1; 137, C8 Mattamu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Monument to General Robert E. Lee. (search)
rder slave States, especially as we shall see in Virginia. Conceding that the States had the right to secede, it was generally regarded as a right which should only be exercised for a grave cause, and it was not easy for the people of those States to perceive a grave reason for secession which was followed by a re-enactment by the seceders of the whole body of the laws of the Union from which they had seceded. Lee on secession. It is of this secession that General Lee wrote from Fort Mason, Texas, on the 23d of January, 1861. He says: The South, in my opinion, has been aggrieved by the acts of the North, as you say. I feel the aggression, and am willing to take every proper step for redress. It is the principle I contend for, not individual or private benefit. As an American citizen, I take great pride in my country, her prosperity and her institutions, and would defend any State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than th