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This day in Texas History: Alamo Falls to Mexican Army

This day in Texas History: Alamo Falls to Mexican Army March 06, 1836 On this day in 1836, the chapel of San Antonio de Valero Mission, under siege for thirteen days by the Mexican army under General Antonio Lòpez de Santa Anna, was subjected to an early morning assault. After a fierce battle, lasting for…
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This Day in Texas History: Pioneer Memoirist Born in Missouri

This Day in Texas History: Pioneer Memoirist Born in Missouri April 28, 1825 Dilue Rose Harris (1825–1914), pioneer and memoirist, the daughter of Dr. Pleasant W. and Margaret (Wells) Rose, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 28, 1825.  The family arrived in Texas in April 1833, stopped temporarily at Harrisburg, and settled at…
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This Day in Texas History: The Battle of San Jacinto

This Day in Texas History: The Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 The battle of San Jacinto was the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836, the revolutionary army at Gonzales began to retreat eastward. It crossed the Colorado River on March 17 and camped near present Columbus on March 20,…
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This day in Texas History: Eve of the Battle of San Jacinto

This day in Texas History: Eve of the Battle of San Jacinto April 20, 1836 After admonishing his troops to remember the massacres at San Antonio and at Goliad, Sam Houston and his forces crossed Buffalo Bayou on the evening of April 19. At dawn on April 20 the Texans resumed their trek down the bayou and at Lynch’s Ferry captured a…
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This Day in Texas History: Birth of “Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution”

This Day in Texas History: Birth of “Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution” March 08, 1798 On this day in 1798, Mathew Caldwell was born in Kentucky. He settled in Dewitt County, Texas, in 1831. Caldwell earned the name “Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution” because he rode from Gonzales to Bastrop to call men…
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Today’s Notable Texan: Jim Bowie

Today’s Notable Texan: Jim Bowie (From Wikipedia) James “Jim” Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real…
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