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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 127 1 Browse Search
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. 83 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 75 15 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 57 1 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 51 7 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 46 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 39 15 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. 38 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 36 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 32: a frontier town. (search)
ent in teams, though Denison was a place unknown to maps and charts. Work went merrily on. The Nelson House was roofed, the Adams House begun. Shanties here and there sprang up. Negroes from Caddo and Vinita, Jews from Dallas, Shreveport, and Galveston, rowdies and gamblers from every quarter of the compass, flocked into the town. A bar, an auction mart, a dancing room, were opened. In six months Denison had a thousand citizens of various colours and persuasions, and was famed from Dallas to Galveston as the livest town in all Texas. Twenty-eight months have hardly passed since Colonel Stevens drew his plan on that sheet of paper, and Denison is now a town of four thousand five hundred souls. The railway depot occupies a quarter of the town and near this depot stand the slaughtering-yards, two vast ice-houses, the cottoncompressor, four churches, five taverns, and an unknown number of faro-banks. Denison cal already boast of a mayor, eight aldermen, all honest democrats;
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 33: Texas and Texans. (search)
ime, as yet, to use her gifts. The fight for life is still too hard for men to ask for anything more dainty than campaigning fare. Game! cries a comrade in the dining-room; guess the only game we Texans care about is poker. Dine where you may-at prairie ranch, at roadside inn, at railway restaurant — the beef is all leather, the bacon all fat; and when you ask for another dish, you are served with more beef all leather, and more bacon all fat. From Denison to Hearne, from Hearne to Galveston, the plains of Texan are dotted with cattle. Steers browse on every knoll, heifers make pastorals at every pool. Here now, you whisper to yourself, is a country of wholesome food-fresh meat, pure milk, new butter, native cheese; here, after courses of jerked antelope and alkaline water, we shall have a chance of growing strong on simple meat and wholesome drink. Sore is your surprise on asking the Texans for this simple meat and wholesome drink. A cut of beef is laid before you. B
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 34: the three races. (search)
ies with a curse. Gone without violence? Yes, by natural causes; gone as all bad things should go: by means of natural law. Europe has saved us from the curse of Negro rule. It is the immigration, chiefly flowing in from Liverpool to Galveston and Indianola, that has restored the balance of White power in Texas. Except the runaways from Red River, few Negroes have entered Texas; while, since the war, more than a hundred thousand Whites have come in from English ports. Untainted by bread. Pat and Karl fetch higher wages than Sam, but managers of big hotels must please their customers, even though they drive the Negro from a market which was once his own. A gentleman of good position and large experience says to me in Galveston: In Texas there never was a majority of coloured people. When our slaves were feed, we counted more than two fair heads for every woolly head. Living in a republic, with the weight of numbers on our side, we had a right to choose our rul
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 35: the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
Chapter 35: the Gulf of Mexico. Moving at sunrise out of Galveston harbour we sail into a thick and golden mist, which hides the lowlying shores of Saline Pass and the adjoining country from our sight. The waves are long and smooth. A flock g between Indianola, in Texas, and Brashear, in Louisiana, skirts two of the rich Gulf States, and connects the port of Galveston with the river at New Orleans. She carries few natives, either Mexican or American. Her passengers, like her crew, ated out of chaos, by the necessity which has sprung up since the settlement of Texas for a shorter and safer route from Galveston to New Orleans than that by way of Pass h Loutre. The voyage is reduced by half the time. By boat and car a man now runs from Galveston to New Orleans in little more than twenty-four hours. Is Brashear land or water? Slush and mud, gutter and pool, basin and drain, all meet in Brashear; a dismal swamp and fever-den, enclosed on every side with jungle, in which