Page:Confederate Military History - 1899 - Volume 11.djvu/7

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CHAPTER I. The State of Texas in 1860—Unfavorable Political Conditions—Election of Governor Runnels in 1857—Secession and the African Slave Trade Agitated—Election of Governor Houston in 1859—His Opposition to Separate State Action


CHAPTER II. The Agitation and Action after the Election of Abraham Lincoln, President—Calls upon Governor Houston to Convene the Legislature—Speeches For and Against State Action—Call for a Convention by Citizens—Governor Houston Convenes the Legislature—Co-operation of States Advocated as a Diversion from Separate State Action—The Legislature and Convention Meet—Ordinance of Secession Passed—Committee on Safety Appointed to Take the Federal Property


CHAPTER III. The Committee on Public Safety Appoints a Sub-Committee to Confer with General Twiggs—Col. Ben McCulloch to Raise a Force for the Northwestern Frontier—Col. John S. Ford to Raise a Force to Go to the Lower Rio Grande—Instructions Given Them, and They Set About Their Duties—Secession Submitted to a Vote of the People—Delegates Elected to the Convention at Montgomery—General Twiggs Issues an Order of Surrender—Thanks by the Convention


CHAPTER IV. Convention Reassembles—Returns of Election Counted—Independence Declared—Governor Houston Posts the Vote March 4th—Provisional Constitution Ratified—Committee Sent to the Governor—His Answer—A Resolution Continuing the State Government—All Officers to Take Official Oath—Governor and Secretary Refuse to Take It—Ed Clark Declared Governor—Governor Houston Retires—He Publishes His Protest Effect of the Vote on Secession—General Houston Disclaims Intention to Resist Colonel Waite—Convention Adjourns—Leading Men that Went to the Army


CHAPTER V. Proceedings of the Legislature—The Expedition of Colonel Ford to the Rio Grande—Colonel Van Dorn Comes to Texas—He Finishes the Capture and Surrender of Federal Troops—Their Embarkation—Other Commanders Go to New Mexico and to Indian Territory—Governor Clark Assists in Raising Troops


CHAPTER VI. Brigadier-General Hébert Assumes Command—Troops Raised for the Defense of the Coast—The Blockade—Troops for Arkansas—Troops at Arkansas Post—Battles of Oak Hills and Elkhorn—Forces Transferred to Mississippi—Troops Sent to Tennessee and to Virginia, to the Lower Rio Grande, and to New Mexico and Arizona—Organization of Confederate Government—Members of Congress Elected—Message of Governor Clark