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 a continuation of the commission records, the last
section of which appeared in the October 1967 Quarterly.]
[July 25, 1862]
The Confederate States
vs. No. So
J. Rufus Horde
This case coming up for trial, the Accused, J. R. Horde, was brought
in before the Commission and after a thorough examination of his case,
there being no evidence against him, he was sworn into the service of the
Confederate States by the Judge Advocate and turned over to Capt. Toole
now stationed at this place.
The Confederate States
vs. No. 8
H. J. Richards.o
There being no proof to convict the Prisoner of any offence, he was
discharged from custody this day.
The Confederate States
vs. No. 20o
F. W. Doebbler"'
Charge.
"Disloyalty"
Specification
In this, that, you were so long as practicable Agent and Correspondent of a
*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.
100The variant spelling of H. J. Richarz' name has been retained. Richarz was born
near Cologne, Germany, in 1822. He was involved in the revolution of 1848 and im-
migrated to Texas in 1849. After settling near San Antonio he moved to Medina County
in 1853 as a sheep raiser and later served as postmaster, chief justice, and frontier scout.
In 1861 he commanded a frontier battalion and continued to be active in frontier
defense into the 1870's. He also served in the seventeenth legislature. A. J. Sowell, Early
Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (reprint, 2 vols.; New York, 1964),
I, o202-20o5; Members of the Legislature of the State of Texas from z846 to x939, p. 1o5.
101The variant spelling of Ferdinand Doebbler's name has been retained where it oc-
curs in the original. Doebbler, a Fredericksburg farmer and grocery keeper, was born in
Prussia about 1832. He was arrested by Duff in June, 1862, but escaped in August with
Schlickum and Braubach. San Antonio Herald, August 9, 1862; James Duff to E. F. Gray,
June 23, 1862, Oficial Records, Series II, Vol. IV, 786; U.S. Eighth Census, 186o (Returns
for Schedule 1, Free Inhabitants, for Gillespie County, Texas, microfilm, University of
Texas Library), 61.

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