August 28, 1845



Military Movements. — We learn from a Pensacola correspondent that companies A, E. and K, of the 7th Regiment of Infantry, left that harbor Sunday evening, the 24th inst., in the steamer Creole for Aransas Bay, Texas.  Maj. Brown, commanding the 7th Regiment of Infantry, accompanied them.  The officers belonging to the command are brevet Major G. J. Rains; Captains D. S. Miles, D. P. Whiting; 1st Lieutenants A. Montgomery, J. R. Scott; 2d Lieutenants Hayman, Earl Vandorn; brev. 2d Lieutenants F. Gardner, J. M. henry. – Company D, Captain R. H. Ross, will join the Regiment in Texas, as soon as it is relieved by company F, 1st Artillery, now on its way to Pensacola.


The Herald, at St. Augustine, publishes the following information in relation to the removal of U. S. troops from that State:


The 8th Regiment, stationed at this post, Fort Brooke, (Tampa Bay,) and Key west, have received orders to proceed to Aransas Bay, Texas.  Companies A, Gwynn’s; E, McKavitt’s; G, Worth’s; and I, Hill’s, are already embarked for their destination.


Gen. Worth proceeds across the country to Tampa, at which point the regiment is to rendezvous, and embark in transports ordered from the North.  The officers who embark at this post are, Capts. Worth, McKavitt, and Hill; Lieuts. Gates, Smith, Lee, Sheppard, Jordan, Longstreet and Wood.


The Richmond, Va., Enquirer of the 20th inst., mentions that the barque Bachelor, Capt. Horton, lying in that port, has been chartered by the United States Government to take troops to Texas.  She was to leave in the course of a few days for Old Point Comfort, where the troops were to embark, and ammunition and stores to be taken on board.


The Pensacola Gazette states that the following named officers of the staff have been directed to report to Gen. Taylor in Texas:

Capt. Geo. D. Ramsey, Ordnance Department

Capt. T. J. Crain, Topographical Engineers

Capt. J. Sanders, Corps of Engineers


1st Lieut. J. M. Scarritt, Corps of Engineers

2d Lieut. C. P. Kingsbury, Ordnance

Brevet 2d Lieut. T. J. Word, top. Engineers


It is announced in a New York paper that there is no foundation for the rumor that the two companies of artillery now encamped at Governor’s Island have been ordered to Texas. — They are to garrison Fort Independence, at which place fifty guns are to be mounted immediately.


The taking on board of the ship Hermann, the troops, horses, baggage, &c., of Maj. Ringgold’s Artillery, lately stationed at Fort McHenry, and under orders for Texas, was completed on the evening of the 19th inst., and the ship was to start for her destination the next day.


Source: The Daily Picayune, August 28, 1845, p. 2, col. 2.


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