The troops belonging to the 5th Regiment of Infantry, which
arrived here on Sunday, leave to-morrow, it is understood, for Corpus
“The fact is, that Gen. Gaines has acted
without orders, and, be his motives as pure as they may, they cannot
exempt him frm the censure of the Executive. The command of the “army
of observation” was given to Gen. Taylor, and Gen. Gaines out never to
have meddled with his command.”
The above is from the Union of the 30th
ult. It will not shake in the least the universal confidence of the
South in the disinterested patriotism of the old soldier. In an
emergency, which was very generally thought an alarming one for our
troops in Texas, he stepped boldly forward for their protection. People
might not stop to ask if he complied with all the minutiae of military
etiquette. They will look for his motives, which none impeach.
Since our last publication there has been
another arrival here of United States troops, from Detroit, via the
river. They are on their way to Texas. The Bee furnishes us with the
following list of the officers of the respective companies:
Capt. E. R. Smith, commanding company H, 5th
Capt. J. Lynde, of company F;
Capt. J. L. Thompson, of company D;
Capt. C. C. Libley, of company E;
Surgeon R. C. Wood;
1st Lieut. R. B. Marcy, A. C.
S. and A. A. Q. M.;
2d Lieut. G. Deas, Adjutant;
1st Lt. J. H. Whipple, of
1st Lt. N. B. Russell, of
2d Lieut. S. H. Fowler of company F;
2d Lieut. P. Sugenbell, of company D;
2d Lieut. M. Rosencrantz, of company E;
Brevet 2d Lieut. T. J. Wood, Top.
Our acknowledgments are due the Hon. John
Hemphill, a member of the Texan Convention, for public documents.
Source: The Daily Picayune,
September 9, 1845, p. 2, col. 1.