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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
Mayor by the Council to fill a vacancy caused by
the death of Mr. George Paschal. February 11,
1895, he was elected by the people to fill that office
by a majority of one thousand votes over Bryan
Callaghan, whom it had been thought itwas well-nigh
an impossibility to defeat at the polls. Mr. Elmendorf
has been a liberal contributor to and promoter
of every meritorious public movement, and many
important private enterprises. Brilliant, polished,
popular, patriotic, of high abilities and wide business
experience, San Antonio, one of the largest,
most cosmopolitan and fastest growing of Texas
cities, has a chief executive of which she and the
State at large are justly proud.
With such a man at the head of public affairs,
the city's upward and onward march is sure to
receive an added impetus and the cause of law and
order be jealously and effectively defended.
FRANCIS CHARLES HUME,
The following is extracted from a biographical
sketch penned by the late Col. Thomas M. Jack, of
the Galveston bar, a near friend and professional
brother of its subject, and published in the Encyclopedia
of the New West: F.
Charles Hume was born in Walker County,
Texas, February 17, 1843, the son of John Hume,
a native of Culpepper County, Va., a planter, who
emigrated to Texas 1839, and resided in Walker
County until his death in 1864.
Mr. Hume received a liberal education. At the
age of eighteen he left his native State, immediately
after the first battle of Manassas, in a company of
volunteers known as Company D., Fifth Texas
Regiment, organized in Virginia, and placed under
command of Col. J. J. Archer, of Maryland. This
regiment, together with the First and Fourth Texas,
at one time the Eighteenth Georgia, and subsequently
the Third Arkansas, constituted the famous
command known in history as "Hood's Texas
Brigade," of which Gen. Louis T. Wigfall was the
first, and Gen. John B. Hood the second commander.
Its first winter was spent in the snows about Dumfries,
on the Potomac. He participated in Johnston's
celebrated retreat from the Peninsular, and
entered his first battle at Eltham's Landing (West
Point), near the York river. He was in the battle
of Seven Pines, and shortly afterwards near the
same ground, was wounded in the right leg while
participating in an assault on the enemy's works
led by Capt. D. N. Barziza in command of one
hundred and fifty men chosen for the purpose from
the three Texas regiments. Confined in the hospital
at Richmond by his wound until after McClellan
had been defeated and driven to Harrison's
Landing, he did not rejoin his regiment until the
beginning of the lighter engagements that culminated
in the second battle of Manassas. Seven
flag-bearers of the Fifth Regiment were wounded in
the battle, Mr. Hume being the sixth, receiving a
bullet in the left thigh. He was mentioned in
complimentary terms in the official report of the
battle made by the Colonel of the regiment, J. B.
Robertson, afterwards commander of the brigade.
After the healing of his wound, Mr. Hume rejoined
the army at Culpepper Courthouse, and
participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, late
in 1862. Shortly after this he was promoted from
the ranks to a First Lieutenancy in the Confederate
States army, and assigned to duty on the Peninsula
as Adjutant of the Thirty-second Battalion of
Virginia Cavalry. In this capacity he served until
the battalion, with another, was merged into a regiment,
when he was assigned to command a picket
detail of scouts on the lower Peninsula. With this
command Lieut. Hume operated for several months
near Williamsburg, experiencing all the perils of
that peculiar service and becoming familiar with its
ceaseless ambuscades and surprises.
Gen. M. W. Gary, of South Carolina, in 1864,
assumed command of the cavalry in the Peninsula,
and attached Lieut. Hume to his staff.
Shortly after this a battle was fought at Riddle's
Shop, on the Charles City Road, in which Gen.
Gary engaged troops under Gen. Hancock, the
latter having been sent to threaten Richmond to
cover Grant's crossing to the south side of the
James. In this action Lieut. Hume had the
honor of being assigned on the field to the command
of the Seventh South Carolina Regiment of
Cavalry. The last considerable battle in which he
took part was the engagement of Tilghman's Farm,
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