Notes and Documents
Records of the ofederate jilitar Cawmmission
in San Autodio, fuly 2-October 10, 1862
Edited by ALWYN BARR
[The following is a continuation of the commission records
which appeared in the July, 1966, issue of the Quarterly.]
Office of the Military Commission
San Antonio, July 5th, 1862 9 Oc A.M.
The Commission met pursuant to Adjournment. Present.
Maj. Chas. Russell C.S.P.A.
Lt. Jas. R. Sweet. Duff's Co. T. P. D.
Jno. Howard Esq.
Maj. E. F. Gray. Judge Advocate & Recorder
The Minutes of the last Meeting read and adopted.
Case No. io
William W. Gamble=2 a Prisoner arrested by the Provost Marshall,
of Bexar County, Texas, on the following statement marked "A." as
"We the undersigned believe Wm. W. Gamble to be a dis-
affected person opposed to the Government of the Confederate
States and who should be confined as being dangerous to its welfare
That we believe he is an Agent of the Abolitionists of the North,
placed here for the purpose of distributing such Books as are
dangerous to the institutions of the Southern people."
"signed" S. A. Maverick2r
"6William W. Gamble, born in New York about 1839, was a clerk in his father's
bookstore and circulating library in 186o. After the war, he served as a San Antonio
alderman, 1870-1872. U. S. Eighth Census, 186o (Returns of Schedule 1, Free
Inhabitants, for Bexar County, Texas, microfilm, University of Texas Library), 48;
Santleben, A Texas Pioneer, 318.
"Samuel A. Maverick was born in South Carolina in 1803, graduated from
Yale in 1825, became a lawyer, and moved to Texas in 1835. He served in the
Texas Revolution, signed the ITexas Declaration of Independence, and was mayor
of San Antonio in 1839-1840. In 1842, he was captured by Mexican forces that
invaded Texas, but later released in time to serve in the Eighth Congress of the
republic. From 1853 to 1862 he was a member of the state legislature and in 1861
was one of the Texas commissioners who accepted the surrender of United States
forces in San Antonio. L. W. Kemp, Signers of the Texas Declaration of Inde-
pendence (Houston, 1944), 201-210o.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101199/. Accessed September 18, 2014.