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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
. This was accomplished, and a fine monument was erected to their memory. The writer is indebted to the Honorable Daniel Cleveland, the first Union Mayor of San Antonio after the close of the war, for the substance of the above narrative, and more in detail, both oral and written and for a photograph of the monument, from which the above picture of it was made. Upon the arrival of the United States troops at San Antonio, early in August, 1865, says Mr. Cleveland, General Merrit furnished a small cavalry escort to the Hon. E. Degener (who had had two sons murdered in this battle), who, with other bereaved relatives, went to the battle-field and collected the remains of the murdered heroes, and brought them to the little town of Comfort, about fifty miles northwest of San Antonio, near which place most of them had lived, where, on the 10th day of August, the anniversary of the battle, they were buried. The funeral ceremony was peculiarly solemn and imposing. A little band, consi
he arsenal at, 1.466; riot at, 1.469; fortified by Fremont, 2.60; martial law proclaimed in by Fremont, 2.63; martial law declared in by Halleck, 2.183. St. Nicholas, steamer, piratical capture of on Chesapeake Bay, 2.555. Salem, Ind., pillaged by the guerrilla Morgan, 3.93. Salem Church, battle at, 3.36. Salkhatchie River passage forced across by Sherman, 3.458. Saltville, destruction of works at, 3.430. Salt Works, the Virginia, movement of Burbridge against, 3.287. San Antonio, scenes at on the departure of National troops, 1.269. Sandford, Gen., with New York militia at Arlington Heights, 1.485. Sanitary Commission, organization of, 1.575; origin and history of, 3.607. Santa Fe, N. M., captured by Col. Sibley, 2.188. Santa Rosa Island, battle of, 2.111. Savage's Station, battle at, 2.427; visit of the author to in 1866, 2.439. Savannah, evacuation of, 3.413; occupation of by Sherman, 3.414; visit of the author to, 3.521 Savannah, privatee
distant. About noon we reached another stagnant water-hole near the foot of a range of hills in proximity to the rugged and mountainous country about the head waters of Devil's river, along the banks of which stream passes the stage road from San Antonio to El Paso. Here we discovered that another party of Indians had joined that of which we were in pursuit. The deserted camp indicated that there were not less than fifty warriors in number. They had eaten one of their mules or horses, and t Clark and there made a brief report of the affair, which is now, I presume, on file in Washington. General David E. Twiggs, commanding the Department, shortly afterwards published the following order: headquarters, Department of Texas. San Antonio, August 5th, 1857. Sir :-Lieutenant Hood's report was transmitted last mail; from subsequent information, not official, I think Lieutenant Hood's estimate of the Indian party was much too small. The same party, it appears, attacked the Cal
artillery, from El Peñon and Mexicalcingo, where he had been expecting the first shock of battle, and, establishing his Headquarters at the hacienda (hamlet) of San Antonio, began to labor upon the lines of defence in that vicinity. On the morning of the 18th, General Worth's division was moved forward a couple of miles on the causeway leading from San Augustin to San Antonio, and took up its position in front of the latter place, the men encamping on both sides of the road. Here a careful reconnoissance was made of the defences of San Antonio, in which Lieutenant McClellan took part. His company was then transferred to General Twiggs's division, and moSan Antonio, in which Lieutenant McClellan took part. His company was then transferred to General Twiggs's division, and moved at its head, across the Pedregal, to Contreras. During the first day of the battle of Contreras (August 19), Lieutenant McClellan, while reconnoitring, ran into a Mexican regiment, and had his horse shot under him by a musket-ball. On the same day, while posting Magruder's battery, he had another horse killed under him by a r
quite, an indigenous tree of the acacia kind. covered withal by a luxuriant growth of grass. The chapparal is the prettiest growth of that nature I remember to have seen. It is, of course, tropical,--that is, composed of the cactus and the stiff thorn-covered bushes peculiar to the Southern latitudes; but the ground even now is covered with a great variety of beautiful flowers, and the whole makes up a very pretty country. From Corpus Christi they proceeded to Fort Merrill, thence to San Antonio, and from there to Camp Johnston, on the Concho River, where they arrived October 24. Here Captain McClellan found orders relieving him from duty on General Smith's staff, and assigning him the charge of the surveys for the improvement of the harbors on the coast of Texas from Indianola to Rio Grande, embracing Brazos Santiago, Corpus. Christi, Lavacca, and the San Antonio River. This change of employment, trans. herring him from the land to the sea, was not exactly to his wish; bu
d by detachments of from 50 to 150 of the regular army. San Antonio, 150 miles inland from Indianola, on Matagorda Bay, was gs was dispatched by Secretary Floyd from New Orleans to San Antonio, and assigned to the command of the department, it was d as this would be the last. the entire force at and near San Antonio, with all their arms, munitions, and supplies, to three duty of raising that force and posting it in and around San Antonio, so as to give countenance to the demand for capitulatioen sent down to supersede Twiggs in his command, reached San Antonio the morning after the capitulation, when all the materiang the flag of their country. Col. Waite was still at San Antonio, when news reached Indianola April 17, 1861. of the ronditionally. Col. Waite was in like manner captured at San Antonio, by order of Maj. Macklin, late an officer in our servics of the golden circle, having its Texas Headquarters at San Antonio, and its castles or affiliated lodges in every part of t
wisburg, 403. W. Wachusett, Capt. Collins, captures the Florida in Bahia harbor, 645-6. Wadsworth, Gen. James S., Military Governor of Washington, 108; on strength of Rebel army at Manassas in Jan., 1862, 112; strength of his force for defense of Washington, 130; at Gettysburg, 377; in council at Williamsport, 392; killed in the Wilderness, 569. Wainwright, Col., wounded at South Mountain, 198. Wainwright, Capt., killed at Galveston, 324. Waite, Col. C. A., captured at San Antonio, 18. Walker, Gen. W. H. T., at Antietam. 207; defeated at Jackson, 306; at Chickamauga. 415; fights Brannan at Pocotaligo, 463; retreats up Red river before Gen. A. J. Smith, 537; killed at Decatur, Ga., 633. Walker, Capt. (Navy), up the Yazoo river, 318. Wallace, Gen. Lew., 49; at Pittsburg Landing, 59-71; defeated at the Monocacy, 603. Wallace, Gen. W. H. L., 59; 63; killed at Pittsburg Landing, 64. Walthall, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417. War and its causes, Franklin Pi
hief magistracy, the conspirators against its Constitution and laws have left nothing undone to perpetuate the memory of their infamy. Revenue steamers have been deliberately betrayed by their commanders, or, where treason could not be brought to consummate the defection, have been overpowered by rebel troops at the command of disloyal governors. The Government arsenals at Little Rock, Baton Rouge, Mount Vernon, Appalachicola, Augusta, Charleston, and Fayetteville, the ordnance depot at San Antonio, and all the other Government works in Texas, which served as the depots of immense stores of arms and ammunition, have been surrendered by the commanders or seized by disloyal hands. Forts Macon, Caswell, Johnson, Clinch, Pulaski, Jackson, Marion, Barrancas, McKee, Morgan, Gaines, Pike, Macomb, St. Phillip, Livingston, Smith, and three at Charleston, Oglethorpe barracks, Barrancas barracks, New Orleans barracks, Fort Jackson, on the Mississippi, the battery at Bienvenue, Dupre, and the
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
tock's Speech at Exeter Hall, London,269 189.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Atlanta, Ga., May 23,270 190.New York Volunteers, 5th Regiment, (Duryea's Zouaves,)270 190 1/2.Ohio 1st and 2d Regiments,271 191.Connecticut 3d Regiment,272 192.Toombs' Instructions to Privateers,272 193.New York Volunteers, 7th Regiment,273 194.Jeff. Davis' Fast-Day Proclamation,274 195.The March into Virginia and Death of Ellsworth,274 196.New York Volunteers, 1st Regiment,281 197.Maj. Sprague's Letter from San Antonio,282 197 1/2.Joseph Holt's Letter on the Pending Revolution,283 198.Exportation of Cotton — Confederate Act,292 198 1/2.Bishop A. Potter's Letter to a Secessionist,292 199.Gen. McClellan's Proclamation in Western Virginia,293 200.New Hampshire 1st Regiment,294 201.Judge Thompson's Proclamation at Wheeling,295 202.Col. Duryea's Proclamation at Hampton,296 203.New York Volunteers, 8th Regiment,296 204.Western Virginia--Advance of Federal Troops,296 204 1/2.Senator Douglas' Last Spe
San Antonio, N. M., April 26.-- It affords pleasure to announce to you another glorious victory, achieved by the Texan confederate army of New-Mexico. The battle of Gloutta was fought on the twenty-seventh of March, by eleven hundred Texans under Colonel Scurry, and over two thousand Federals, under Colonel Slough, of the Pike's Peak volunteers. We whipped and utterly routed them after six hours hard fighting. They left five hundred and seventeen dead and wounded on the field. Their loss, however, is now learned to be over seven hundred. Victory was gained by the loss of the brave Majors Roguet and Buckholts, of the Fourth, and Major Shropshire of the Fifth; our loss in killed and wounded being sixty-seven.--Texas State Gazette, April 28. [This is a rebel account of the battle of Apache Pass.--Ed. R. R.]
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