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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. 153 7 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 81 5 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 I. 59 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 2 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 7 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 7 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alamo, Fort, (search)
ruggle by Texas for independence, the most sanguinary and heroic conflict of the border warfare, which merged into the Mexican War, occurred there — a conflict which for years was familiar to Americans as the Thermopylae of Texas. The fort was about an acre in extent, oblong, and surrounded by a wall 8 or 10 feet in height by 3 feet in thickness. A body of Texans, under the command of Col. William Barrett Davis, retired into the fort early in 1836, upon the dismantling of San Antonio by Sam Houston, and then Santa Ana, with a large force, invested the fort Feb. 23. The Texans numbered only 140 men, while the Mexican army was 4,000 strong. The enemy took possession of the town, then erected batteries on both sides of the river, and for twenty-four hours bombarded the fort, during which, it is stated, over 200 shells were discharged into it, but without injuring a man. The attacking forces made several vigorous assaults on the fort. but were repulsed in each case. The commander of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scotch-Irish Society of America, (search)
Scotch-Irish Society of America, A society organized in May, 1889, when the first Scotch-Irish congress was held at Columbia, Tenn. It is composed of the people of Scotch-Irish descent, residents of the United States and Canada. Its purpose is declared to be the preservation of Scotch-Irish history and associations, the increase and diffusion of knowledge regarding the Scotch-Irish people, the keeping alive of the characteristic qualities and sentiments of the race, the promotion of intelligent patriotism, and the development of social intercourse and fraternal feeling. State societies are being formed, and the growth of the organization is expected to be large, as the race is widely extended over the Union, and particularly in the middle South, where such men as Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and Sam Houston were its types. Membership includes females as well as males.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
vernment was formed in a delegate convention, called the Consultation, and a governor and lieutenant-governor were chosen. At the same time Samuel Houston Sam Houston. (q. v.), of Tennessee, who had settled in Texas, was chosen commander-in-chief of the forces, and Austin was sent as commissioner to the United States. After Burnet) was chosen. On the 27th the command of Colonel Fanning, at Goliad, were massacred in cold blood, and successive defeats of the Texans produced a panic. Houston, meanwhile. in order to scatter the Mexican forces, continually fell back, until he reached San Jacinto. There, at the head of a force of 800 troops, he gave baident Santa Ana. His force was annihilated. The survivors fled westward in terror. The war was practically at an end. The Mexicans did not again invade Texas. Houston was elected president of the republic (September, 1836). The independence of Texas was acknowledged by the United States in March, 1837, but Mexico did not give u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, battle at (search)
lls, and he proceeded to storm them. In the face of a tempest of bullets they pressed forward. The leader of the storming-party (Maj. L. P. Montgomery) leaped upon the breastworks and called upon his men to follow. He was shot dead, when Ensign Sam Houston (afterwards conqueror and President of Texas,. United States Senator, etc.), who was wounded in the thigh by a barbed arrow, leaped down among the Indians and called upon his companions to follow. They did so, and fought like tigers. Their Jackson sent a messenger, telling them their lives should be spared if they would surrender. He was fired upon. A cannon brought to bear upon the stronghold effected little. Then the general called for volunteers to storm it, and wounded Ensign Houston was the first to step out. Nothing could be effected until the torch was applied; and as the Indians rushed out from the flames they were shot down without mercy. The carnage continued until late in the evening; and when it ended 557 Creek w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
of Friendship and commerceStockholmSept. 4, 1816 Sweden and Norway: Treaty of Navigation, commerce, consular powersStockholmJuly 4, 1827 Convention of ExtraditionWashingtonMar. 21, 1860 Convention of NaturalizationStockholmMay 26, 1869 Swiss Confederation: Convention of Abolishing droit d'atubaine and taxes on emigrationWashingtonMay 18, 1847 Convention of Friendship, commerce, etc.BerneNov. 25, 1850 Treaty of International Red CrossGenevaMar. 1, 1882 Texas: Convention of IndemnityHoustonApril 11, 1838 Convention of BoundaryWashingtonApril 25, 1838 Tonga: Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationU. S. Steamer MohicanOct. 2, 1886 Tripoli: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTripoliNov. 4, 1796 Treaty of Peace and amityTripoliJune 4, 1805 Tunis: Treaty of Peace and friendshipTunisMay 26, 1799 Two Sicilies: Convention of Regarding depredation of MuratNaplesOct. 14, 1832 Treaty of Commerce and navigationNaplesDec. 1, 1845 Convention of Rights of neutrals at seaNaplesJan. 13, 1
the frontier of Texas......April 24, 1836 Congress meets at Washington, March; at Harrisburg, March; at Galveston, April 16; and at Velasco......May, 1836 Public and secret treaties with Santa Ana signed at Velasco......May 14, 1836 Gen. Sam Houston inaugurated as president of Texas at Columbia......Oct. 22, 1836 Congress of United States acknowledges independence of Texas......March, 1837 Congress meets at Houston......May, 1837 Convention to fix the boundary-line between the meets at Austin, Jan. 21; passes an ordinance of secession by vote of 166 to 7, Feb. 1; ratified by popular vote, 34,794 to 11,235......Feb. 23, 1861 Fort Brown, at Brownsville, evacuated and occupied by Texan troops......March 5, 1861 Gov. Sam Houston, opposing secession and favoring separate State action, deposed; Lieutenant-Governor Clark inaugurated......March 20, 1861 Constitution of the Confederate States ratified by legislature, 68 to 2......March 23, 1861 Col. Earl Van Dorn c