Secretary of War Holt dismisses General Twiggs from the U.S. Army for treachery

David Emanuel Twiggs, detail
Major-General Daniel Twiggs was dismissed from the U.S. Army in a curt order from Secretary of War Holt "for his treachery to the flag of his country, in having surrendered on the 18th of February, on the demands of the authorities of Texas, the military posts and other property of the United States in his department and under his charge."  Twiggs defended himself of the accusation but joined the C.S.A. as a major-general soon after.  He died at his home in Georgia in September 1862.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
 
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 18. 

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