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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 13, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[FEBRUARY 13, 1864.

100

THE CONFEDERATES EVACUATING BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS.[SKETCHED BY AN ENGLISH ARTIST.]

EVACUATION OF BROWNSVILLE BY THE CONFEDERATES.

BROWNSVILLE lies on the Texas side of the Rio Grande opposite Matamoras, which is two miles distant.

We present above the hasty departure from this place of the Confederate garrison on November 2, 1863. The occasion of this sudden flight was the anticipated arrival of our fleet of transports off Brazos, Santiago. For two days every means

of transit across the river was overcrowded with goods, furniture, cotton, and baggage, while upon both banks were piled, confused heaps, bedding, cotton bales, luggage, vehicles, and merchandise of every description. The garrison buildings in the

mean time were burned, and all cotton and stores that could not be removed. On the 6th the Federal troops occupied Brownsville, where is now the head-quarters of General Herron. It was General Banks who originally occupied the position.

THE LINDELL HOTEL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.[SEE PAGE 109.]

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