The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 54
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whose ages averaged nearly sixty years."5 These Mississippi vol-
unteers, certainly the later ones, joined the Auxiliary Corps, be-
ing with difficulty enlisted for three months. The organization
was loose, and most of the volunteers seem to have returned home
after the capture of Bexar.
On July 22, 1836, the governor of Mississippi issued a proc-
lamation calling for ten companies of mounted volunteers for the
purpose of aiding General Gaines. These companies raised in
four divisions were to report to Major-Generals A. P. Cunning-
ham, H. W. Dunlap, and E. L. Acee. All were to mobilize at
Vicksburg by August 15th. According to, the Clinton Gazette,
200 volunteers were recruited in Lowndes, .Monroe, and Winston
Counties by General Acee; these later were disbanded at Ray-
mond. General Cunningham printed an appeal to the young men
of his division to march to the defense of the frontier. General
Dunlap and the Governor found it necessary it seems to order
a draft in certain beats to secure troops for the western frontier."T
The countermanding of General Gaines's requisition for troops by
the government at Washington led to the disbanding of these com-
Robert J. Walker
No account of Mississippi's attitude toward the Texas revolu-
tion would be complete without some reference at least to the in-
valuable services rendered by R. J. Walker in connection with the
recognition of Texan independence by the United States govern-
ment. The cause of recognition and of annexation had no more
untiring advocate than this remarkable man, and his labors have
received scant recognition from writers on Texas history.58 Wal-
ker took his seat in the United States Senate just two months
before the battle of San Jacinto, or to be exact, on February 22,
1836. His tenure of office ended March 4, 1845. In season and
out of season he labored zealously for the recognition and annex-
ation of Texas, and the fact that Texas was finally incorporated
"6Baker, Texas Scrap Bool, passim.
5"Woodville Republican, August 13, 27, 1836; Clinton Gazette, August.
58Walker's activities in connection with the recognition of Texas by the
United States and with annexation have been dealt with by the writer
in the Texas Review for April, 1917.
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