Partly printed treasury warrant, issued for "protection of the frontier ... for services rendered in Capt. John Littleton's Company", endorsed on verso by Houston as Governor.
Austin: June 12, 1860.
3-1/2x8-1/4 inches. Cancellation marks with ink burn through Houston's signature Item #352466
"Littleton was the Karnes County delegate to the Secession Convention, January 28, 1860, through February 4, 1861. When the United States troops evacuated the forts on the Rio Grande, his sixty-man company, described by the Clarksville Northern Standard as "well mounted, well armed, and well posted on fighting Indians," moved in to garrison Ringgold Barracks. During the Civil War Littleton was commissioned a captain of cavalry and served on the frontier defending against Indian raids until December 27, 1863, when he again joined Ford for a campaign against the federal invasion on the lower Rio Grande that culminated in the battle of Palmito Ranch" (Handbook of Texas online).
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