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This Day in Texas History: Texas Brigade Rallies Around General Lee

This Day in Texas History: Texas Brigade Rallies Around General Lee May 06, 1864 On this day in 1864, in one of the most moving incidents of the Civil War, Confederate general Robert E. Lee ordered the celebrated Hood’s Texas Brigade to the front, and they in turn ordered him to the rear. During a…
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This Day in Texas History: Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives and Wikipedia) Brewmeister Opens Future Landmark Hotel January 31, 1859 On this date in 1859, William Menger opened his hotel, now a landmark, on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio. In partnership with Charles Philip Degen, he also operated a brewery on the site. The hotel is…
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