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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
n of New Mexico, in the shape of invaders from Texas. Like Halleck and Hunter, he attacked the monster quickly and manfully. We have seen the loyal people of Texas bound hand and foot by a civil and military despotism after the treason of General Twiggs. See chapter XI., volume I. The conspirators and their friends had attempted to play a similar game for attaching New Mexico to the intended Confederacy, and to aid Twiggs in giving over Texas to the rule of the Confederates. So early as Twiggs in giving over Texas to the rule of the Confederates. So early as 1860, Secretary Floyd sent Colonel W. H. Loring, of North Carolina (who appears to have been an instrument of the traitor), to command the Department of New Mexico, while Colonel George B. Crittenden, an unworthy son of the venerable Kentucky senator, who had been sent out for the same wicked purpose as Loring, was appointed by the latter, commander of an expedition against the Apaches, which was to start from Fort Staunton in the Spring of 1861. It was the business of these men to attempt the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
e most ample provisions, as they thought, for the sure defense of New Orleans. The infamous General Twiggs, See page 265, volume I. whom the Louisiana insurgents had called to their command, had bs assisted by General Ruggles, a man of considerable energy. Lovell everywhere saw evidences of Twiggs's imbecility; and, when he was informed of the gathering of National ships and soldiers in the Gnsulates were crowded with foreigners depositing Twiggs's House. this was the appearance of Twiggs's residence when the writer visited it, in the spring of 1866. it was a large brick House, at ts paymaster. their money and other valuables for safety from the impending storm; and poor old Twiggs, the traitor, like his former master, Floyd, fearing the wrath of his injured Government, fled f The General left the St. Charles Hotel, and made his military Headquarters in the house of General Twiggs, and his private residence in the fine mansion of Dr. Campbell, on the corner of St. Charles
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
General Blunt estimated the Confederate loss at about 3,000, as his command buried about 1,000 killed on the battle-field. Hindman reported his loss at 1,817, and claimed to have captured 275 prisoners, 5 flags, 23 wagons, and more than 500 small arms. While the war was thus progressing in the region of the lower Mississippi, on its western side, it was seen in many of its distressing aspect still farther west in Texas, the extreme southwestern State of the Republic. From the time when Twiggs betrayed it into the hands of the Confederates, See chapter XI., volume I. the loyal people of that State suffered intensely from the cruelties of the insurgents. In Western Texas, where there were few slave-holders, and consequently more patriotism, the Union element was very strong and pertinacious, and the inhabitants were both hated and feared by the banditti of the conspirators, who moved over the country with fire and rope to destroy property and strangle loyal citizens. The suf
161. Forts in Southern States, seizure of urged by con; spirators, 1.154; names and location of those seized (note), 1.298. Forts in Texas, surrendered by Gen. Twiggs, 1.270. Forward to Richmond, popular cry of, 1.574, 579 (and note), 1.580. Foster, Gen. John G., in the Burnside expedition, 2.167; operations of in Northin by Gov. Houston, 1.62; respect for the Union in, 1.186; intrigues of the Knights of the Golden Circle in, 1.187; secession convention in, 1.188; surrender by Gen. Twiggs of forts, troops and stores in, 1.267; in the Confederacy, 1.273; sufferings of loyalists in, 2.536; massacre of a band of young Germans in, 2.537; Gen. Banks'sincoln's first call for, 1.386. Tullahoma, flight of Bragg from, 3.123. Tupelo, Beauregard at, 2.294; Forest driven out of by Gen. A. J. Smith, 3.248. Twiggs, Gen., treasonable action of, 1.189; treasonable conduct of, 1.266; his surrender of forts, troops and stores in Texas, 1.267; general order issued by, 1.268; ignomi
ia the company joined the forces under General Taylor, and were assigned to the division of regulars under command of General Twiggs, with whom, in January, 1847, they marched to Tampico. The distance from Matamoras to Tampico is about two hundred mieutenant McClellan's company of sappers and miners was attached to the second division of regulars, under command of General Twiggs, which formed the advance of the army. Soon after leaving Puebla, they were joined by General Scott, the commander-ias made of the defences of San 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 Contrerathe reports of the officers immediately commanding, honorable mention is made of Lieutenant McClellan and his corps. General Twiggs says, Lieutenant G. B. McClellan, after Lieutenant Callender was wounded, took charge of and managed the howitzer bat
oot him on the spot, sent an electric thrill through the loyal heart of the country. Finally, tidings reached Washington, about the end of February, that Brig.--Gen. Twiggs, commanding the department of Texas, had disgracefully betrayed his trust, and turned over his entire army, with all The following is a list of the property given up to the State of Texas by Gen. Twiggs: 1,800 mules, valued at $50 each$90,000 500 wagons, valued at 140 each70,000 950 horses, valued at 150 each142,500 500 harness, valued at 50 each25,000 Tools, wagon materials, iron, nails, horse and mule-shoes250,000 Corn (at this port)7,000 Clothing150,000 Commissary storstom-House had been taken; the Little Rock Arsenal had been seized by the Arkansas troops [though Arkansas had refused to secede]; and, on the 16th of February, Gen. Twiggs had transferred the public property in Texas to the State authorities. All of these events had been accomplished without bloodshed. Abolitionism and Fanaticis
t to others will seem such may sometimes be accepted by the unselfish and intrepid as a duty; and this practical question confronted the President on the threshold: What means have I at command wherewith to compel obedience to the laws? Now, the War Department had, for nearly eight years prior to the last few weeks, been directed successively by Jefferson Davis and John B. Floyd. The better portion of our little army had been ordered by Floyd to Texas, and there put under the command of Gen. Twiggs, by whom it had already been betrayed into the hands of his fellow-traitors. The arms of the Union had been sedulously transferred by Floyd from the Northern to the Southern arsenals. The most effective portion of the Navy had, in like manner, been dispersed over distant seas. But, so early as the 21st of March, at the close of a long and exciting Cabinet session, it appears to have been definitively settled that Fort Sumter was not to be surrendered without a struggle; and, though Col
ation, 169 to 171; Congressional, 171 to 174; Annexation consummated, 175; admitted into the Union, 185-6; 209; withdraws from the Dem. Convention, 315; Houston and Runnells, 339 ; secession of, and vote thereon, 348 population in 1860, 351; 373; Twiggs's treason, etc., 413; 514-15. Thayer, James S., in Tweddle Hall, 392-3 ; 396. Theodora, the, conveys Mason and Slidell, 606. Thomas, Adjutant Gen., accompanies Gen. Cameron on his Western tour, 590; 615. Thomas, Col., (Rebel,) killed er, 602; blockades the Nashville, 603. Tyler, Col., routed in West Virginia, 525. Tyler, Gen., at Bull Run, 539; 541-2. Tyler, John, sketch of his political life. 154 to 156; 169; 174; 185; Chairman of the Peace Conference, 397; 402. Twiggs, Gen., surrenders in Texas, 413; 442. U. Union humane Society, the, 112. Unitarians, the, and Slavery, 121. United States Telegraph, The, 143. Universalists, the, and Slavery, 121. Upton, Mr., of Va., in XXXVIIth Congress, 559.
l ne'er “give up the ship.” We want to see your privateers — why don't you send them out? We'll treat them very civilly in the waters hereabout; But be sure and send a good fleet — we'll satisfy your mind How Yankee sailors always feel for traitors of your kind. Can't you send a dashing frigate, that will shine at every dip? The Crusader's boys are harmless, but they won't “give up the ship.” Oh, do fit out some first-rate craft, so other folks may see How much you love Secession, Davis, Twiggs, and company; Be sure to roar, to rip and tear, and curse the Stripes and Stars, And brag about your battery built up of iron bars; But send along your privateers — we'll give the friendly grip, And, don't forget, the Crusader's boys will ne'er “give up the ship.” We are anxiously awaiting to see your Commodore, And as we get acquainted, he'll think of us the more; e have a flag which we can spare, we'll hoist it at your main-- 'Tis color fast and sure to last, in sunshine or i
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 10: the woman order, Mumford's execution, etc. (search)
that my necessities, which caused the request for permission to use your house during your absence this summer, have been relieved. I have taken the house of General Twiggs, late of the United States army, for quarters. Inclined never on slight causes to use the power intrusted to me to grieve even sentiments only entitled to reptly and cheerfully followed by the planters and factors of the other States of the Confederacy, the same cotton factors made a petition to Governor Moore and General Twiggs to devise means to prevent any shipment of cotton to New Orleans whatever. For answer to this petition, Governor Moore issued a proclamation forbidding the bringing of cotton within the limits of the city, under the penalties therein prescribed. This action was concurred in by General Twiggs, then in command of the Confederate forces, and enforced by newspaper articles, published in the leading journals. This was one of the series of offensive measures which were undertaken by
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