War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0946 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXVII.

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In conclusion, I will state that this movement is not confined alone to Germans, but men of our own race and country are concerned in it. Mild measures have been determined upon by the State officers as long as they will avail, but after the men are all (that will go) got into service then the Governor intends to deal with the ringleaders.

Yours, very truly,

WILLIAM G. WEBB,

Brigadier-General, Twenty-second Brigade Texas State Troops.

P. S. - At present please address me here at Columbus.

Abstract from Return of the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, commanded by Major General J. Bankhead Magruder, January 12, 1863 (headquarters Galveston, Tex.).

Present for duty. Horses.

Commanding Troops. Officers Men Servi- Unser-

officer. ceable vicea-

ble

Brigadier General Western 142 2,292 1,189 5

H. P. Bee Sub. Dist-

rict of

Texas.

Col. X. B. Eastern 203 3,042 1,365 ...

Debray Sub-Dist-

rict of

Texas.

Grand total ........ 345 5,334 2,554 5

Continuation: Pieces of artillery.

Commanding Troops. Heavy Mountain Aggre- Aggre-

officer. gate gate

present present

and

absent

Brigadier General Western 5 1 2,811 3,912

H. P. Bee Sub. Dist-

rict of

Texas.

Col. X. B. Eastern 13 ... 4,027 5,410

Debray Sub-Dist-

rict of

Texas.

Grand total ........ 18 1 6,838 9,322

HDQRS. DIST. OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA,

Galvetson, January 13, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARDEMAN:

Commanding Arizona Brigade, Harrisburg:

General Magruder directs that without unpacking you will proceed at once to carry out your original instructions in regard to quelling the Germans.

E. P. TURNER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Montgomery, Ala., January 14, 1863.

Hon. JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

SIR: I have deputed one of my aides, Col. Eli S. Shorter, to visit Richmond and communicate in person with you upon the military defense of Southeastern Alabama and West Florida, adjoining our exposed territory. With this I hand you a copy of a letter* addressed by me to the President on the 10th instant, to which I respectfully and earnestly ask your attention.

I hope you will excuse the length of this communication and my im

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