Federal troops evacuated from Texas arrive in New York Harbor

U.S. Army units forced to evacuate Texas when state forces took over their installations arrived in New York aboard the chartered steamer Coatzacoalcos.  The vessel had sailed from Indianola, Texas on March 31, 1861 and journeyed northwards via Key West, Florida, where she left two companies, and Havana, Cuba.  She disembarked 417 men the next day, among them Captain George Stoneman of the 2nd Cavalry.  (By John Osborne)
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"Important From Texas," New York Times, April 12, 1861.
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