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The Alamo, San Antonio, TX., Late Head-quarters of Ex-General Twiggs." March 23, 1861. by [PRINTS ] Hand-colored wood engraving] - Original - 1861 - from Maggie Lambeth (SKU: 16039)

The Alamo, San Antonio, TX., Late Head-quarters of Ex-General Twiggs." March 23, 1861.

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The Alamo, San Antonio, TX., Late Head-quarters of Ex-General Twiggs." March 23, 1861.: .- From a Sketch by a Government Draughtsman

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NYC: Harper's Weekly, 1861. Original. Flat/matted. VERY GOOD. Extracted from larger publication, half sheet, 10.5 x 7.5 inches. The full sheet included images of Fort Lancaster and Fort Brown. Hand-colored, added later. Over-all size including mat 13,5 x 15

This is the view of the Alamo with Grecian statues on the front and the Texas flag flying upside down by an unknown government draugtsman. An important image showing Alamo Plaza flooded with McCullough's confederates demanding the US goventment turn over its command.
Following his service in the Mexican war David Emanuel Twiggs (1790-1862) served in various departmental commands until he assumed authority at the Department of Texas in 1857, headquartered in San Antonio.
While on sick leave from his command in 1860, he was replaced temporarily by Robert E. Lee, but he returned to San Antonio and resumed command on December 13, 1860, in the midst of the secession uproar. On February 1, 1861, the state Secession Convention adopted an ordinance of secession, and three days later appointed commissioners to confer with Twiggs at his San Antonio headquarters. This committee was empowered to demand, "in the name of the people of the State of Texas," those United States arms, stores, and munitions under his control. After "a stormy conference between the department commander and the commissioners," Twiggs agreed that the 160 United States soldiers in San Antonio would surrender all public property, an inventory estimated at $1.3 million in value. Twiggs and the commissioners further agreed that all forts in Texas would be turned over to Texas state troops, and their garrisons were to march from Texas by way of the coast.
Twiggs's unwillingness to fire upon Texans in the streets of their own cities was not appreciated in the North. What he viewed as an attempt to avoid bloodshed, most Unionists saw as a part of a Southern conspiracy for which Twiggs was mercilessly vilified. He was dismissed from federal service by order of President James Buchanan on March 1, 1861. On May 22 he was commissioned as the senior major general in the Confederate States Army and assigned to command the District of Louisiana, with headquarters in New Orleans. -Cutrer and Smith

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Maggie Lambeth US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
16039
Title
The Alamo, San Antonio, TX., Late Head-quarters of Ex-General Twiggs." March 23, 1861.
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[PRINTS ] Hand-colored wood engraving]
Format/binding
Flat/matted
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Used - VERY GOOD
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Original
Publisher
Harper's Weekly
Place of Publication
NYC
Date Published
1861
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Independent bookseller with over 40 years in retail and mail order book-selling experience. Our main specialties are books about Texas history, Texas authors, ranching, cattle, lawmen, outlaws, genealogy and family history, county and community history pretty much anything about Texas. We also accept consignments. Inquiries are welcome txt or talk (830-392-6668).

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