The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 55
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Freeman's report is. now published in full for the first time.
A similar report on the army posts in Texas in 1856, made by
Colonel J. K. E Mansfield, was published in the Southwestern
Historical Quarterly, Vol. XLII. Freeman's report includes nine
army posts abandoned prior to 1856 which were not mentioned
in Mansfield's report.
Among the officers listed in this report who are of special
interest are: (1) "Bvt. Capt. McClelland," (George Brinton
McClellan), (2) "lst Lt. E. K. Smith," (E. Kirby Smith), (3)
"2nd Lt. C. R. Woods," (Charles Robert Woods), (4) "2nd Lt.
J. N. Bonaparte," (Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte), (5) "2nd Lt.
W. B. Lane," (William Bartlett Lane),. (6) "ist Lt. J. P. Gare-
sach6," (Julius Peter Garesch6), (7) "ist Lt. D. H. Maury,"
(Dabney Herndon Maury), (8) "Paymaster A. S. Johnston,"
(Albert Sidney Johnston), and (9) "ist Lt. G. E. Pickett,"
(George Edward Pickett). All are identified along with the
correct spelling of their names in the notes.
Colonel Freeman's recommendation that Fort Clark be used
as a cavalry post was followed, and within recent years the Ist
Cavalry Brigade was trained there under General Jonathan M.
At the time Freeman made his report, one-third of the United
States Regular Army was in the 8th Military Department in
Two hundred and eight officers are listed in this report; 153
were graduates of the United States Military Academy. Twenty-
eight became general officers in the Confederate States Army,
and fifty-one in the United States Army, mostly by brevet near
the end of the war on March 13, 1865. Twenty-seven died prior
to the Civil War, and thirteen were separated by resignation.
Six of the United States Army officers and five of the Confederate
States officers listed were killed in battle.
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