The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; Or, The Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846: Including Skirmishes with the Mexicans and ... the Storming of Monterey; Also, the Daring Scouts at Buena Vista; Together with Anecdotes, Incidents, Descriptions of Country, and Sketches of the Lives of ... Hays, McCulloch, and Walker

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G.B. Zieber and Company, 1848 - 251 էջ
 

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Էջ 210 - I. As the legitimate result of the operations before this place, and the present position of the contending armies, it is agreed that the city, the fortifications, cannon, the munitions of war, and all other public property, with the undermentioned exceptions, be surrendered to the commanding general of the United States forces, now at Monterey.
Էջ 210 - That the Mexican armed forces retire, within seven days from this date, beyond the line formed by the pass of the Rinconada, the city of Linares, and San Fernando de Presas.
Էջ 210 - To avoid collisions, and for mutual convenience, that the troops of the United States will not occupy the city until the Mexican forces have withdrawn, except for hospital and storage purposes.
Էջ 24 - ... McCulloch returned home, and soon after his arrival called on Colonel David Crockett, who was making up an expedition to go to Texas, to take part in the revolution that had then broken out in Mexico ; the whole south-west at that time was alive with feelings of sympathy for the Texans, and numbers were daily flocking to their standard. McCulloch agreed to accompany Colonel Crockett to Texas. Nacogdoches had been appointed the place of rendezvous from which the expedition was to start, and the...
Էջ 208 - Taylor hearing that more was demanded than the middle ground, upon which, in a spirit of generosity, he had agreed to place the capitulation, announced the conference at an end ; and rose in a manner which showed his determination to talk no more. As he crossed the room to leave it, one of the Mexican commissioners addressed him, and some conversation which I did not hear ensued.
Էջ 192 - Samuel C. Reid, in his excellent work, " Scouting Expeditions of the Texas Rangers," gives this vivid account of the street-fight in which Worth's men were engaged : — "Every street was barricaded with heavy works of masonry, the walls being some three or four feet thick, with embrasures for one or more guns, which raked the streets ; the walls of gardens and sides of houses were all loop-holed for musketry ; the tops of the houses were covered with troops, who were sheltered behind parapets some...
Էջ 175 - We still advanced, and he again ordered us to retire, adding this tine in good 5 order. I now became separated from Colonel Watson, and never saw him again. He took the left hand side of the street and I the right hand, and when I reached the open field where he had first ordered us to lie down, I was joined by Lieutenant Aisquith, who to my inquiry answered that he had just left the colonel, and supposed that he would soon be with us. Seeing no other officer around me, I rallied the battalion, and...
Էջ 205 - ... operations. I did not then, nor do I now, believe we could have made the enemy surrender at discretion. Had I entertained the opinion it would have been given to the commission, and to the commanding general, and would have precluded me from signing an agreement which permitted the garrison to retire with the honors of war. It is demonstrable, from the position and known prowess of the two armies, that we could drive the enemy from the town; but the town was untenable whilst the main fort (called...
Էջ 162 - With one response they replied : — 'We will? and those who before had felt a doubt as to its practicability, now became reanimated and felt themselves invincible. The words of Worth had nerved every arm, and hearts swelled with that proud feeling of enthusiasm, which makes men indomitable before the foe. The command took up its line of march along the Saltillo road, and then struck off to the...
Էջ 198 - ... had been engaged from eight o'clock in the morning to three PM It should be recorded, to the credit of the volunteer troops, that the greater portion of them had been without sustenance since the morning of the 22d, and exposed throughout the very inclement and rainy night of the 22d, to severe duty, without blankets or overcoats, and yet not a murmur was heard among them — their alacrity remained unabated to the last moment. The character of this affair, the troops being necessarily separated...

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