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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, April, 1863. (search)
med Mongomery, they had left on the road to Brownsville; by the smiles of the other officers, I couded that his boys meant well. We reached Brownsville at 5.30 P. M., and Mr. Ituria kindly insisters, and I slept at Mr. Ituria's again. Brownsville is a straggling town of about 3,000 inhabitby four gay mules. At noon I crossed to Brownsville, and visited Captain Lynch, a quartermasterColonel Luckett declared I should not leave Brownsville until General Magruder arrives. He is expehonor to British officers, they would scour Brownsville for the materials for cocktails. At 3 Prow, it is invariably caused by Texans from Brownsville. These turbulent spirits are at once seize the deep sand. The country, on leaving Brownsville, is quite flat, the road, a natural one, sa and become a citizen. The distance from Brownsville to San Antonio is 330 miles, and we have bey share of the expenses of the journey from Brownsville. Mrs. McCarthy was thrown into a great sta[20 more...]
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
es. The loss of coffee afflicts the Confederates even more than the loss of spirits; and they exercise their ingenuity in devising substitutes, which are not generally very successful. The same sort of country as yesterday, viz.-large forests of pines and postroaks, and occasional Indiancorn fields, the trees having been killed by cutting a circle near the roots. At 3 P. M., we took in four more passengers. One of them was a Major , brother-in-law to ----- , who hanged Mongomery at Brownsville. He spoke of the exploit of his relative with some pride. Ie told me that his three brothers had lost an arm apiece in the war. We arrived at Rusk at 6.30 P. m., and spent a few hours there; but notwithstanding the boasted splendor of the beds at the Cherokee Hotel, and although by Major ----‘s influence I got one to myself, yet I did not consider its aspect sufficiently inviting to induce me to remove my clothes. 7th may, 1863 (Thursday). -We started again at 1.30 A. M. in a