The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, July 1969 - April, 1970

Records of the Confederate Military Commission
in San Antonio, July 2-October 10, 1862
Edited by ALWYN BARR*
[The following is the conclusion of the commission records, the
last section of which appeared in the July z1969 Quarterly.]
The following letter was addressed by the Judge Advocate to G. H.
Nelson.
Office of the Military Commission
San Antonio. Aug 21st 1862
G. H. Nelson..
Provost Marshall
For San Antonio Sir
Your communication of the 11th Inst., to Brig. Genl. H. P. Bee enclosing
Affidavits, against Lieut. McDonald'1" was referred to me a few days since.
It is important that more testimony should be obtained against the said
Lieut., and you are therfore directed to use the utmost exertion in obtain-
ing the same.
Very Respectfully
Wmn. Edwards,
Capt. and Judge Advocate & Recorder
The following letter was addressed by the Judge Advocate to the Provost
Marshall for Karnes Co.
Office of the Military Commsn
San Antonio. Aug 21st 1862
C. A. Russell. Esq.
Provost Marshall
For Karnes Co. Sir
Your communication of the 9th Inst. to Brig. Genl. H. P. Bee enclosing
a transcript of the testimony had in the case of one Win. Songworth has
been refered to me.
This Military Commission has adjourned for thirty days from the 16th
*Mr. Barr is associate professor of history at Texas Tech University. He is the author
of Polignac's Texas Brigade and several articles on southwestern military and political
history.
11x2Governeur Nelson, born in New York about 1814, was a Bexar County storekeeper
by 1850. U.S. Seventh Census, 1850 (Returns of Schedule i, Free Inhabitants, for Bexar
County, Texas, microfilm, University of Texas Library), 278.
118Jean McCarolan McDonald of Castroville was a first lieutenant of a Confederate
company raised west of San Antonio. Julia Nott Waugh, Castro-Ville and Henry Castro,
Empresario (San Antonio, 1934), 43.

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