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PAGE 62. ANDREW JOHNSON, President . 753 69. THADDEUS STEVENS, ... ,. 753 63. LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER, .. ."
Chairman Com, on Ways and Means, House of Reps. Vice-President 170. JOHN SHERMAN, ..... 64. HUGH McCULLOCH, · ...
Committee on Finance, Senate
171. HENRY WILSON, . . . . ." 65. JAMES HARLAN, Sec. Interior . "
Chairman Committee on Military Affairs, Senate. 66. WILLIAM DENNISON, . ...
172. GEN. ROBERT C. SCHENCK,.. Postmaster-General...
Chairman Com. on Military Affairs, House of Reps. 67. JAMES SPEED, Attorney-General. “
66 173WILLIAM PITT FESSENDEN, . . 68, SCHUYLER COLFAX, ... ..
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury,
FIGHT OF THE MERRIMAC AND MONITOR IN HAMPTON ROADS . . . . . . 113 VIEW OF FREDERICKSBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 VIEW OF CUMBERLAND GAP ................. 433 FORT SUMTER REPOSSESSED BY THE UNION . . . . . . . . . . . . 737
BATTLE-FIELD OF PEA RIDGE ... 29PORT HUDSON BESIEGED BY BANKS. 332 BATTLE-FIELD OF MILL SPRING ... 44 FREDERICKSBURG-BURNSIDE, LEE . 343 FORTS HENRY AND DONELSON .. 46 CHANCELLORSVILLE-HOOKER, LEE. 356 New MADRID AND ISLAND No. 10 55 WINCHESTER, VA., AND VICINITY . 371 PITTSBURG LANDING-SHILOH .. GETTYSBURG-FIRST DAY's Fight. 378 ROANOKE ISLAND-CROATAN SOUND. 75 GETTYSBURG-FINAL ASSAULT .. 384 NEWBERN AND NEUSE RIVER .
MINE RUN AND THE RAPIDAN. . . 399 NEW ORLEANS AND ITS DEFENSES. 86 CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA, &c. . 416 FORTS JACKSON AND ST. PHILIP . .. East TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE, &c. 429 RICHMOND AND ITS APPROACHES 111 Fort PULASKI_GILLMORE'S SIEGE . 457 MCCLELLAN BEFORE "YORKTOWN . SECESSIONVILLE, S. C.......461 SEVEN PINES, OR FAIR OAKS, .. 143 CHARLESTON, S.C., AND ITS DEFENSES 467 MECHANICSVILLE i. .
153 RED RIVER REGION, ALEXANDRIA, &c. 538 GAINES'S MILL . . . . . . 156 THE WILDERNESS-GRANT, LEE · 567 MALVERN HILL . .... 165 SPOTTSYLVANIA C. H. AND VICINITY. 572 POPE'S VIRGINIA AND LEE'S MARY-: LEE AT BAY ON THE NORTH ANNA . 578
LAND CAMPAIGNS. . . . . . 174 COLD HARBOR AND ITS VICINITY . 580 CEDAR MOUNTAIN . . . . . . 176 RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG . . . 594 GAINESVILLE, OR Second BULL RUN 184 DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON CITY . 604 SOUTH MOUNTAIN-TURNER’S AND SHERIDAN IN THE VALLEY OF VA. 609
CRAMPTON'S GAPS . . . . . 197 SHERMAN'S ADVANCE TO ATLANTA . 627 HARPER'S FERRY .... . . . 200 MOBILE BAY AND ITS DEFENSES. 650 ANTIETAM, OR SHARPSBURG . ; . 205 FRANKLIN, TENN.-Hood's FIGHT. 681 PERRYVILLE, OR CHAPLIN'S CREEK . 219 NASHVILLE, TENN.--THOMAS, HOOD 685 JUKA . . . . . . . . . 223 SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA , .690 CORINTH-DEFEAT OF VAN DORN . 226 SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH SOUTH STONE RIVER, OR MURFREESBORO'. 275 CAROLINA ........ 698 THE Yazoo REGION ... i . 297 WILMINGTON, N. C.-FORT FISHER. 710 VICKSBURG, JACKSON, Yazoo City. 305 LEE'S RETREAT-APPOMATTOX C. H. 729
The frontiers of Texas, Mexican | from New Orleans to San Antonio, and savage, were guarded, prior to and assigned to the command of the the outbreak of Secession, by a line of department, it was doubtless underforts or military posts stretching from stood between them that his business Brownsville, opposite Matamoras, to in Texas was to betray this entire the Red River. These forts were force, or so much of it as possible, located at average distances of one into the hands of the yet undevelhundred miles, and were severally oped traitors with whom Floyd was held by detachments of from 50 to secretly in league. Twiggs's age 150 of the regular army. San Anto- and infirmities had for some time nio, 150 miles inland from Indianola, excused him from active service, unon Matagorda Bay, was the head-til this ungracious duty—if duty it quarters of the department, whence can be called—was imposed upon the most remote post-Fort Bliss, on and readily accepted by him. Withthe usual route thence to New Mex- in 90 days after his arrival' at Indiico— was distant 675 miles. The anola, he had surrendered the entire whole number of regulars distributed force at and near San Antonio, with throughout Texas was 2,612, compri- all their arms, munitions, and supsing nearly half the effective force of plies, to three persons acting as our little army.
“Commissioners on behalf of the When, soon after Mr. Lincoln's Committee of Public Safety," seelection, but months prior to his in- cretly appointed by the Convention auguration, Gen. David E. Twiggs which had just before assumed to was dispatched by Secretary Floyd | take Texas out of the Union. The betrayal was colored, not fairly I ate service, recently a captain in our cloaked, by a slim display of mili- army, who had been sent from Monttary force in behalf of the sovereign gomery with authority to offer inState of Texas, Col. Ben. McCulloch, creased rank and pay to all who an original and ardent Secessionist, would take service with the Rebels. having undertaken and fulfilled the His mission was a confessed failure. duty of raising that force and post- A few of the higher officers had paring it in and around San Antonio, ticipated in Twiggs's treason ; but no so as to give countenance to the de- more of these, and no private solmand for capitulation. It was fairly diers, could be cajoled or bribed into stipulated in writing between the deserting the flag of their country. contracting parties, that our troops Col. Waite was still at San Antoshould simply evacuate Texas, march- nio, when news reached Indianola“ ing to and embarking at the coast, of the reduction of Fort Sumter; where their artillery and means of and Col. Van Dorn, with three armed transportation were to be given up, steamers from Galveston, arrived with while they, with their small arms, instructions from Montgomery to capshould proceed by water to any point ture and hold as prisoners of war all outside of Texas; but these condi- Federal soldiers and officers remaintions, though made by a traitor in ing in Texas. Maj. Sibley, in com
1 December 5, 1860.
: 4 Feb. 1. The Convention met this day at 2 February 18, 1861. He immediately and Austin, and at once passed an ordinance of openly declared that the Union could not last Secession, subject to a vote of the people at an 60 days, and warned officers, if they had pay election to be held on the 23d inst.; the ordidue them, to draw it at once, as this would be nance, if approved, to take effect on the 2d of the last.
March. Texas was therefore still in the Union, 3 February 5, 1861.
even according to the logic of Secession.
who had cast off all disguise, were small schooners and embarked thereshamefully violated. Col. C. A. on a part of his force, when he was Waite, who, after the withdrawal of compelled to surrender again unconFloyd from the Cabinet, had been ditionally. Col. Waite was in like sent down to supersede Twiggs in manner captured at San Antonio, by his command, reached San Antonio order of Maj. Macklin, late an officer the morning after the capitulation, in our service, under Twiggs; Capt. when all the material of war had been Wilcox, who made the arrest, anturned over to the Rebel Commis- swering Waite's protest with the sioners, and 1,500 armed Texans sur simple words, “I have the force." rounded our little band, in the first Waite, and a few officers with him, flush of exultation over their easy were compelled to accept paroles not triumph. Unable to resist this rap- to serve against the Confederacy unidly augmenting force, Waite had no less regularly exchanged. alternative but to ratify the surren- Of course, the forces at the several der, dispatching, by permission, mes- posts protecting the frontiers of Texas, sengers to the frontier posts, to ap- being isolated and cut off from all prise the other commanders that they communication with each other, or were included in its terms. Collect- with a common head-quarters, fell an ing and dispatching his men as rap- easy prey to the Rebels. A part of idly as he might, he had some 1,200 them were commanded by officers in encamped at Indianola ready for em- full sympathy and perfect underbarkation, when they were visited by standing with the Texas conspirators Col. E. Van Dorn, of the Confeder- for Secession, who, by means of the se