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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 98 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 82 10 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 69 3 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 58 8 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 40 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 32 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 . 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
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61, as prescribed by the convention, return of it to be made to the secretary of state in time to be counted on the 2d of March, 1861. The convention had also provided for the election and for duplicate returns to be made to it in like manner. The convention, contemplating the acquisition of the government military stores, and the removal from the State of the Federal troops, that were estimated to number ,700 of all arms, located at the different frontier posts, with headquarters at San Antonio, under the command of General Twiggs, deemed it advisable to raise funds to defray the necessary expenses. The president was authorized to negotiate a loan of $100,000, which was done in New Orleans by Gen. E. B. Nichols, appointed agent for that purpose. The convention had appointed the usual committees and in addition a committee of public safety, which was designed to act as a military committee in securing the public property and in the removal of the Federal troops. On the 2d of
Twiggs Col. Ben McCulloch to raise a force for San Antonio Col. Henry E. McCulloch to raise a force for thehe Eighth military district, with headquarters at San Antonio, was a Southern man by birth and friendly to the d Senator Maverick were distinguished citizens of San Antonio, and intimately acquainted with General Twiggs. f war, whenever called on by the commissioners to San Antonio, and to be governed according to the secret instrthe recess of the convention the commissioners at San Antonio were engaged in their negotiations with General he 16th that officer [Col. Ben McCulloch] entered San Antonio with his command, and being joined by the city companies and about 100 citizens of San Antonio and those from Medina and Atascosa [amounting in all to over 1,00roops, and the delivery of all public property in San Antonio to the commissioners. The United States troops worders, no. 5. Headquarters Department of Texas, San Antonio, February 18, 1861. The State of Texas, having
l 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 particularly of Texas. Thine, Sam Houston. Colonel Waite, U. S. Army, San Antonio. The convention continued in session, and on the 18th of March an ordinance was passed authorizing the raising of a regiment of mounted men for the defense of the State. For this regiment Col. John S. Ford was elected colonel, John R. Baylor, lieutenant-colonel, and Edwin Waller, major. On the 20th an ordinance was passed to confer jurisdiction over the forts, navy yards, arsenals and lighthouses in Texas upon the Confederate States. Ordinances were passed to authorize the purchase
hments of Texas troops. The Federal troops proceeded to San Antonio, and thence to a point near the coast above Indianola athis Confederate regiment. He was stationed with them at San Antonio and did service there in securing the surrender of Feder embarkation. Colonel Van Dorn made his headquarters at San Antonio, with Maj. W. T. Mechling, acting assistant adjutant-genwith his officers and 270 soldiers, arrived in camp near San Antonio from military posts in New Mexico, and a messenger with t is inserted: Headquarters Troops in Texas. San Antonio, Texas, May 10, 1861. General: I have the honor to reporn, including 30 men who were captured some time since in San Antonio by Capt. James Duff, which I have heretofore neglected te was a battalion of infantry raised for the occasion in San Antonio, under command of Lieut.-Col. James Duff, Captains Maverf companies and proceeded with them to the posts west of San Antonio and on to the Rio Grande at El Paso. Maj. H. A. Hamner
to Mississippi troops sent to Tennessee and to Virginia, to the lower Rio Grande, and to New Mexico and Arizona organization of Confederate government members of Congress elected message of Governor Clark. Brig.-Gen. Paul O. Hebert assumed command of the military department of Texas on the 16th of September, 1861. His headquarters were at Galveston until about the first of January, 1862, when they were removed to Houston. The quartermaster and commissary departments remained at San Antonio, the headquarters for a long time of the troops in Texas, whose service had been on the western frontier. General Hebert came with a good record, having been educated at West Point, a lieutenant-colonel in the Mexican war, and governor of Louisiana. He appointed E. B. Nichols colonel of a six months infantry regiment at Galveston, with Josiah C. Massie, lieutenant-colonel, and Fred Tate, major. X. B. Debray, as lieutenant-colonel, and John J. Myers, major, raised for service there a ba
was appointed brigadiergen-eral and assigned to duty in command of the Western sub-district, with his headquarters at San Antonio. The Confederate Congress passed the conscript law on April 16, 1862, and it went into effect a month afterward. Twas relieved by Colonel Luckett and his command, who remained for some time at Fort Brown. Colonel Ford was ordered to San Antonio by General Bee in May, 1862, and by his suggestion was placed on conscript duty at Austin, and there organized his com1862 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 wellain Wilke's battery, at Corpus Christi. Maj. Joseph Taylor, cavalry battalion, and Capt. Jas. Duff, two companies, at San Antonio. Col. P. N. Luckett's infantry regiment, ten companies; Capt. R. Benevides, one cavalry company; Maj. Wm. O. Yager, fo
l Magruder at Virginia point was actively organizing his land forces. The recapture of Galveston occurred January 1, 1863, and was reported by General Magruder to Gen. Samuel Cooper, adjutant-general, as follows: Galveston, February 26, 1863. Sir: On my arrival in Texas I found the harbors of this coast in the possession of the enemy, from Sabine river to Corpus Christi; the line of the Rio Grande virtually abandoned, most of the guns having been moved from that frontier to San Antonio, only about 300 or 400 men remaining at Brownsville. I resolved to regain the harbors if possible, and to occupy the valley of the Rio Grande in force. The latter would be a very serious undertaking on account of the scarcity of supplies in Mexico and the difficulty of transporting them across the desert from eastern Texas. Having announced this determination as soon as I arrived on the Sabine, Capt. A. R. Wier, of Cook's regiment of artillery, commanding a fort on that river, stepped
iarly fitted, from his service and intimate association in that part of the State previous to the war, as well as at the commencement of it. He took position at San Antonio, where Colonel Dickinson, chief of General Magruder's staff, in command of the Western sub-district, rendered what assistance he could to Colonel Ford. The report of this expedition was published by Colonel Ford, himself then alive, in October, 1897. At San Antonio, February 27, 1864, he published a call for troops, and by March 17, 1864, had made arrangements for about 2,000 men to accompany him, which force, however, was not fully collected. While still at San Antonio he received infSan Antonio he received information that parties were sent by the Federals over on the Nueces river to collect beef-cattle and to capture cotton. He sent some companies to that quarter as fast as they were sworn into the service, to aid Major Nolan, who was in command at Corpus Christi, and who had reported the recapture of some cotton that was being carri
preparation, intrepidity in attack, and desperation in charge. Theirs was an education in war derived from the necessity of defeating the superior numbers of a wily enemy. This was exhibited in 1832 at Nacogdoches, which place was defended by 300 Mexican cavalry and was captured by the assembled citizens of Eastern Texas, supporting Santa Ana, who had declared in favor of the Mexican constitution of 1824. It was exhibited in the fall of 1835, when the Texas citizens stormed and took San Antonio, then defended by General Cos, who had proclaimed that Texas should be content with any government that the Mexicans established. It was exhibited at the Alamo, when about 180 Texans, surrounded by Santa Ana's army, fought until there was only a woman and her child (Mrs. Dickinson) left alive in the fort to tell how bravely they had all fought to the death. It was exhibited at San Jacinto, where Gen. Sam Houston's small force, not half of that of the fortified enemy under Santa Ana, cha
rnment he resided in Mexico until 1876, when he made his home at San Antonio, where he lived in peace, loved and respected by the community, t the Confederate flag, which was presented him by the ladies of San Antonio at the outbreak of the war, was buried with him, wrapped about tState troops, and obtained the surrender of the Federal posts at San Antonio and elsewhere. Subsequently commissioned brigadier-general, Mayal Hebert, by whom he was assigned to command in the vicinity of San Antonio, including coast points. On June 12, 1862, by virtue of a commirton, Steele and Parsons. In 1867, General Steele settled at San Antonio, Tex., and became a commission merchant. For some years after the State, and in that office rendered valuable service. He died at San Antonio, January 12, 1885. Brigadier-General Richard Waterhouse Brigadiers of the Confederacy. Since the war he has resided at San Antonio, Tex., devoting himself to the law and business in real estate.