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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Confederate treaty. (search)
s. I easily defeated and drove them back across the river without any loss, one man, Captain Pickrell, my adjutant, being wounded. Numerous complaints were made to me and my assistance asked for by citizens of Texas, who informed me that their stock, cattle, horses, etc., had been stolen by an organized band of thieves, composed of renegades from Texas (too cowardly to fight on either side in their country), assisted by Mexican thieves that were continually raiding that section between Laredo and Fort Clark, a distance of about 200 miles, which was under my command. I was also informed that at that time there were a large number of cattle and horses, over 5,000 head, but a few miles above Piedras Negras, in charge of a band of thieves, too strong for them to attack. I promised the parties that I would call the attention of the Mexican officer in command of the Liberal forces on the Mexican frontier to the facts in the case, and that in the event he did not take immediate action
onia Herald learns from Mr. J. G. Booth and B. F. Dye, just from Fort Ewell, that some fifty Mexicans attacked Redman's Ranch, about the 12th inst., and demanded the keys to the buildings containing Government property and property belonging to the county. These Mexicans are residents of this State, but it is well known that they are backed by others in Mexico. They declare that they no longer respect Texas laws or Texas Government. A company of Rangers have gone down to Redman's from Laredo. The Herald says that trouble may be expected. Capt. Donaldson's company, numbering 90 men, well mounted, is now stationed at Fort Ewell, on the Nueces, and we trust have checked the operations of the marauders. El Paso--We have letters and other accounts from El Paso to the 28th ult. Fort Bliss has been surrendered by Col. J. D. Reeve to Col. James W. McGoffin, the Commissioner acting on the part of the State. The troops were to march on the 1st April, or as soon as the acting Quart
s) organized, armed and marched upon Carizo, the county seat of Zapata county, with the object of preventing the civil officers taking the oath of office prescribed by the Confederate States Constitution. After starting they were joined by a band of thirty more, all well armed and organized. This quite formidable force, after holding a council and pronouncing in favor of the United States Government, was proceeding upon Carizo when intelligence of the insurrection reached Col. Ford, at Laredo. Under orders from Col. Ford, Captain Nolan, with twenty-three men, advanced upon and attacked the insurgents — then numbering eighty men --at a point some eighteen miles from Carizo. and completely routed them, killing three and wounding six. Capt. Nolan's command sustained no loss. The Brownsville Flag seems to think that Cortina is at the bottom of this move, and says he has subsequently been seen on the American side of the river within twenty miles of Brownsville, soliciting aid
The defeat of Cortina's Band. --The Laredo correspondent of the Corpus Christi Ranchero furnishes the annexed particulars of the defeat of Cortina's band, which has been already noticed by telegraph: On the 22d May, a company of Mexicans from Texas, attached to Col. Ford's force, and under immediate command of Capt. Behd up in Redmond's house, hoping to starve him out, and firing on him from time to time. One of Benavides' men volunteered to take an express through the enemy at Laredo, and Lieut. Callaghan started from there at 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived here at 9 o'clock next morning, riding sixty-five miles in thirteen hours, accompanied by Don Bacilto Benavides and several citizens of Laredo. With twenty men of the company he met, about two miles from here, Cortina's advanced guard, but ran through them, completely dispersing them; they having left their horses, saddles, and a great many of them left their guns. In five minutes after arriving, they, with Capt
The Daily Dispatch: June 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Brush with Mexicans on the Rio Grande. (search)
Brush with Mexicans on the Rio Grande. The Galveston Civilian publishes the following extract of a letter from Laredo, Webb county, Texas, dated 2d inst.: Captain Donaldson's company, when out scouting between Roma and Claranio, Wednesday, 29th ult., were fired on by a party of Mexicans from the opposite side of the Rio Grande, near Guerrero. The Rangers quickly returned the fire, killing a notorious character and leading man amongst the banditti, named Antonio Aches. Neither party attempted to cross the river. The Mexicans retreated beyond range of the Texas rifles, and the latter quietly proceeded on their scout.
The Daily Dispatch: October 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Down the Rio Grande — the trip from Mesilla to Brownsville. (search)
sixty miles of Eagle Pass, where, in descending the falls in the river, the raft upset. The water was not sufficiently deep, however, to swamp their baggage, consequently they soon righted themselves at that place. A short distance this side of Laredo, the raft capsized and in descending some falls, but without loss. At what is known as the Ten-Foot Falls, near Roma, the raft capsized, for the third time, and the party lost all their baggage, and Dr. Bradshaw lost a valuable set of dental insf water is very inconsiderable, and the bed of the river is interrupted by frequent falls and ledges of rocks which no rise of water will suffice to overcome. The impression which widely obtains that there is a point in the Rio Grande, above Laredo and below Eagle Pass, where the river entirely disappears under the mountains, is incorrect, and the gentleman with whom we conversed accounts for it thus:--One or two parties have started from El Paso to descend the Rio Grande, but they have all
A very cheerful Spring. --As the Mobile Register remarks, there is not a State in the Confederacy, with the exception of Missouri, where we have no force, in which within about two months past the Confederate arms have not achieved some success or the Yankees met with a failure. Thus we have-- In Texas, Benavides's affair at Laredo. In Louisiana, Banks's defeat at Mansfield. In Arkansas, the capture of Jacksonport, and possibly by this time the discomfiture of Steele. In Kentucky, the capture of Paducah. In Tennessee, the capture of Fort Pillow. In Mississippi, the defeat of Grierson. In Alabama, the Yankee failure at Fort Powell. In Florida, the victory of Olustee. In Georgia, the repulse of Crow's valley. In South Carolina, the confessed failure of the siege of Charleston. In North Carolina, the capture of Plymouth In Virginia, the defeat of Dahlgren's raid. There are others besides but we have confined ourselves to a single affair in e
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