Download e-book for iPad: Battlefields of Texas by Bill Groneman

By Bill Groneman

ISBN-10: 1556225717

ISBN-13: 9781556225710

Texas is a mix of many cultures and identities. "Such a mix doesn't come simply, even though. while a land as nice and wealthy as Texas alterations fingers such a lot of instances, it doesn't accomplish that peacefully." Texas has been the location of diverse battles; Adobe partitions, Blanco Canyon, Gonzales, Salado, San Jacinto, the Alamo, Palo Duro Canyon, and Rattlesnake Springs are only many of the many old websites tested in Battlefields of Texas. vibrant descriptions of the fields of conflict, person profiles of the members, and retrospective research of every conflict make this e-book a great reference for Texas and army historians alike. Maps of a few of the battlefields and ancient pictures are integrated during this precise number of Texas historical past.

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Some markers are in places other than where they are supposed to be located. Some have been relocated off private land to more accessible locations. Others are relocated by vandals or pranksters from time to time. In describing the battles, I have avoided presenting them as stories of Texans defending their homeland against its enemies, since that is not always the case. The United States fought Mexico on Texas soil in 1846. Thirty years earlier Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and Native Americans fought Spain.

Mendoza's Page 34 force then deployed in a long line to either side of one of their cannon and advanced on the Texans' positions. Bowie ordered a company commanded by Robert M. Coleman to meet the advance. The Mexican troops charged while grape and cannister from their artillery rat-tied through the trees above the Texans. They were soon driven back by the Texan rifle fire. Texan sharpshooters concentrated on the artillerymen, forcing them back with the infantry. Mexican officers rallied their men and renewed the attack twice while the Texans inched along the river toward the Mexican position.

Outcome: Alazán was another victory for the Republican Army of the North. The most significant result of the battle was that the Republicans re-equiped their whole force with the windfall booty they seized. This included 5,000 pounds of gunpowder; 350 stands of arms; 1,000 horses and mules with saddles; plus food, clothing, money, tents, baggage, and the two cannon. Location: This battle took place on the Alazán Hill, a long sloping ridge between the Alazán and Apache Creeks to the northwest of San Antonio de Bexar.

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