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2. The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published by the secretary of war. 3. A statement from the war department of Texas troops in service and in battles in other Southern States. In none of these, however, are stated the original organization of the commands, or the changes of the field officers by promotion or otherwise. These had to be obtained, when practicable, from other sources. Much information on these and other subjects was derived from the History of Walker's Division, by J. P. Blessington, from officers and soldiers still living, and from other reliable persons. Information in regard to the government and civil officers of the State has been obtained from the executive offices of the capitol at Austin. The effort, at this late day, to make a consecutive and consistent account of the part taken by Texas and her people in the war between the States has been an arduous and difficult task. While it must fail to do full justice to the subject,
, the commanding officer, being satisfied of my greatly superior force, surrendered unconditionally. There were 10 officers and 337 men, including 30 men who were captured some time since in San Antonio by Capt. James Duff, which I have heretofore neglected to report. My command consisted of Colonel McCulloch's cavalry, viz., six companies, Captains Pitts, Tobin, Ashby, Bogges, Fry, and Nelson; a squadron of Colonel Ford's State troops, under Lieutenant-Colonel Baylor's command, viz., Captains Walker and Pyron, a battery of light artillery, Captain Edgar, a section of artillery, Captain Teel; two small detachments of horse under Lieutenants Paul and Dwyer, and an independent detachment of cavalry, Captain Goode. All these troops I placed under the command of Col. H. E. McCulloch. In addition to these there was a battalion of infantry raised for the occasion in San Antonio, under command of Lieut.-Col. James Duff, Captains Maverick, Wilcox, Kampmann, Navarro and Prescott, Maj. Joh
s. After their exchange, in May, 1863, they did service east of the Mississippi river. The other three brigades constituted the division known during the war as Walker's division of Texas infantry, the largest body of Texas troops that retained their organization to the end of the war. It was in service in Louisiana in 1863 and 1864, and at the battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. It was commanded by Maj.-Gen. John G. Walker during its active service. The brigades were commanded by Henry E. McCulloch, General Hawes, Gen. Wm. R Scurry, Gen. H. Randal, Gen. R. Waterhouse and Gen. T. N. Waul, at different times. There were also mh Flournoy, Candle's and Wells' regiments, and Brig.-Gen. W. H. King assigned to the command of it. The division was finally commanded by General Forney, when General Walker was placed in command of the Texas department with headquarters at Houston. When the action of the division in various battles fought in Louisiana and Arkan
Chapter 11: Movement of troops from Arkansas to Northern Louisiana the engagements there Gen. E. Kirby Smith assumes command of the Trans-Mississippi department headquarters moved to Shreveport mails superintended by Dr. J. H. Starr Sabine Pass Federal preparations to capture it splendid naval battle in its defense. In April, 1862, Walker's division of infantry left Arkansas and moved down to the northern part of Louisiana, where portions of the command, with Colonel Parsons' cavalry brigade and some artillery companies, had engagements on and near the Mississippi river, at Milliken's bend and at the Great mound, as it was reported, to draw off Federal forces from Vicksburg. After the fall of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863, the command moved to the vicinity of Alexandria, La. On August 26th, Brig.-Gen. Henry E. McCulloch was ordered to take command in the Northern sub-district of Texas, with headquarters at Bonham. The object of his going there was by either forcible o
rd known, this course was adopted to reach the heart of Texas. It was reported, as one evidence of it, that the wagon train had in it scythes to reap the wheat. Walker's and Mouton's divisions and Tom Green's two brigades of cavalry impeded the Federal march up the river step by step until the 8th of April, 1864, giving time foraylor's report it is learned that the following Texas forces were in the battle of Mansfield and that of Pleasant Hill, which took place on the next day: Maj.--Gen. John G. Walker's infantry division, including the three brigades of Gens. T. N. Waul, Wm. R. Scurry and Horace Randal; Gen. Tom Green's cavalry command, consisting of h his great army, he had floated down to New Orleans. Maj.-Gen. Kirby Smith having arrived at Mansfield, perhaps the day after the battle at Pleasant Hill, took Walker's division of Texas infantry on a march to southern Arkansas to join Price's cavalry in meeting General Steele, who with a Federal force estimated at 18,000 was m
r general commanding the First brigade, and Col. Richard Waterhouse was promoted and put in command of the Third brigade, Walker's division. About the middle of June, 1864, Maj.-Gen. John G. Walker was relieved from his division and assigned to thMaj.-Gen. John G. Walker was relieved from his division and assigned to the command of the district of Southwest Louisiana in place of Gen. Richard Taylor, who was transferred east of the Mississippi river. Brigadier-General King for a time was in command of Walker's division, until Maj.-Gen. John H, Forney arrived and tooWalker's division, until Maj.-Gen. John H, Forney arrived and took charge. General King was then assigned to the brigade of General Polignac, who left the country and returned to France. In the meantime General Magruder had been assigned to duty in southern Arkansas, with the view of keeping the Federals pressedprovisions, and arms. The scenes at their parting are described by an intelligent young soldier, J. P. Blessington, of Walker's division, who kept a daily journal and published it after the war, as follows: The parting among the troops was most af
ris and three men dangerously wounded, and Captain Walker and three men slightly wounded. In Generaseverely wounded, the command devolving on Colonel Walker. They participated also in the general Kedown to the position selected for the troops. Walker's division occupied the right of the road, fact to reinforce Major, and Randal's brigade, of Walker's division, from the right to the left of the eft attack was well developed I ordered Major-General Walker to move Waul's and Scurry's brigades inelieving my right outflanked by the enemy, General Walker was instructed to throw forward Scurry to Churchill and Parsons opened on the right and Walker commenced his advance in support. Just then oits effect upon the enemy. During this time Walker had led his splendid division across the field Just then information reached me that Major-General Walker was wounded. Galloping to the spot I feneral Scurry, commanding the right brigade of Walker's division, behaved most nobly, and speaks hig[7 more...]
t of Texas. In the spring and summer of 1863 he operated under General Walker, in command of a brigade composed of the regiments of Colonels d's regiment, Col. Reuben R. Brown's and Col. James E. McCord's, in Walker's corps. In civil life, his gentle manliness and adhesion to rightd river campaign Colonel Waterhouse was in Scurry's brigade, of John G. Walker's division, and participated in the battles of Mansfield and Pldescribing the fighting at Pleasant Hill, after the wounding of General Walker, General Taylor says: Brigadier-General Scurry, commanding the right brigade of Walker's division, behaved most nobly, and speaks highly of Colonel Waterhouse, commanding one of his regiments. The effortsampaign against Banks he commanded a brigade in the division of John G. Walker, and participated in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Walker's division, after the defeat of Banks, was sent to reinforce Price, who was opposing the advance of Steele in Arkansas. Waul led hi