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Carlos Espalier
The Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
(February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a crucial conflict of the Texas Revolution
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Battle Of The Alamo
The Battle of the Alamo
Alamo
(February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas
Texas
Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna
Antonio López de Santa Anna
launched an assault on the Alamo Mission
Alamo Mission
near San Antonio
San Antonio
de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas
Texas
settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution. Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas
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William R. Carey
William R. Carey was one of a group of American volunteer soldiers who went to the frontier territory of Texas in 1835 during the Texas Revolution against Mexico. He was born in Virginia
Virginia
in 1806, the son of Moses Carey. He was killed in 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo.[1] Carey was the first Texas commander at the Alamo. Ranked as Captain, he commanded an artillery company at his own expense, which was dubbed "The Invincibles". He also fought at San Antonio de Béxar, and wrote a letter to his brother and sister in Virginia
Virginia
describing the events of that battle.[2] Carey was killed in the Alamo
Alamo
by the Mexican troops of Antonio López de Santa Anna.[3] References[edit]^ Battle of the Alamo ^ "The Defenders – William R. Carey". The Alamo
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Alcalde
Alcalde (/ælˈkældi/; Spanish: [alˈkalde]), or Alcalde ordinario, is the traditional Spanish municipal magistrate, who had both judicial and administrative functions. An alcalde was, in the absence of a corregidor, the presiding officer of the Castilian cabildo (the municipal council) and judge of first instance of a town. Alcaldes were elected annually, without the right to reelection for two or three years, by the regidores (council members) of the municipal council
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Francisco Antonio Ruiz
Francisco Antonio Ruiz (c. 1804 – October 18, 1876) was the alcalde of San Antonio
San Antonio
during the Texas Revolution
Texas Revolution
and was responsible for identifying the bodies of those killed at the Battle of the Alamo.Contents1 Biography 2 Account of the Battle of the Alamo 3 Later life 4 Footnotes 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Ruiz was born between 1804 and 1811 in San Antonio, then part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain
New Spain
interior province of Spanish Texas. He was the eldest son of José Francisco Ruiz and Josefa Hernandez.[1] Ruiz supported the Texian cause during the Texas Revolution, when he was the alcade of San Antonio
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Alamo Cenotaph
The Alamo
The Alamo
Cenotaph, also known as the Spirit of Sacrifice, is a monument in San Antonio, Texas, United States, commemorating the Battle of the Alamo, which was fought at the adjacent Alamo
Alamo
Mission. The monument was erected in celebration of the centenary of the battle, and bears the names of those known to have fought there on the Texas
Texas
side.[1]Contents1 History 2 Inscription 3 Battle of the Alamo 4 Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
incident 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] Although there had been previous plans for Alamo
Alamo
monuments, starting in the late 1800s, the Alamo
Alamo
Cenotaph was the first such erected in San Antonio
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Pompeo Coppini
[1][2] Partial listing - Sculptures, except where notedItalyThe King Humbert Tablet, Royal Museum, MonzaMexicoMexico CityBust of President Porfirio Diaz George Washington Monument[3]Kentucky1911 John Hunt Morgan Memorial, Lexington[4]Michigan1925 John Ball and Children, Grand Rapids[5][6][7]New JerseyNeptune Fountain, Orphan Asylum, CarneyNew York1900 William McKinley 1930 Spirit of the Rotary 1931 150th Anniversary Masonic Grand Lodge Plaque, Utica 1934 Bust of Dr. John Robert Gregg 1935 Woodrow Wilson 1933 Memorial to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge, Statten Island 1941 George B. CortelyouTexas1934 Texas Centennial Half DollarAustin1901 Texas Confederate Monument, Capitol Grounds 1903 Victims of the Galveston Flood, UT campus 1907 Terry’s Texas Rangers, Capitol Grounds 1910 Hood's Brigade, Capitol Grounds[8] 1912 Stephen F
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Republic Of Texas
French and German Native languages (Caddo, Comanche) and Portuguese regionallyGovernment Constitutional republicPresident1 •  1836 David G. Burnet •  1836–38 Sam Houston, 1st term •  1838–41 Mirabeau B. Lamar •  1841–44 Sam Houston, 2nd term •  1844–46 Anson JonesVice President1 •  1836 Lorenzo de Zavala •  1836–38 Mirabeau B. Lamar •  1838–41 David G. Burnet •  1841–44 Edward Burleson •  1844–45 Kenneth L
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Horace Alsbury
Horace Arlington Alsbury (1805–1847) was one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred and was also notable for his participation In the siege of San Antonio de Bexar in November–December 1835 and on March 1, 1836, he also accompanied the thirty-two Gonzales, Texas volunteers on their way to the Alamo. Horace Alsbury was also notable as a member of Henry Wax Karnes's company at the Battle of San Jacinto. He is also notable because his wife Juana Navarro Alsbury acted as nurse for Jim Bowie during the Battle of the Alamo and was one of the few survivors of the battle.Contents1 Biography 2 Footnotes 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksBiography[edit] Horace Alsbury was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, about 1805 to Thomas Alsbury and Leah Catlett, one of 10 children.[1] His middle name is given variously as Arlington or Alexander
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Micajah Autry
Micajah Autry (1793 – March 6, 1836) was an American merchant, poet and lawyer who died in the Texas Revolution at the Battle of the Alamo.Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksBiography[edit] Autry was born, 1793 of a Quaker family,[1] in Sampson County, North Carolina, to Theophilus and Elizabeth (Crumpler) Autry. Between the ages of 17 and 18, he volunteered for military service against the British in the War of 1812. He marched to Wilmington, North Carolina, as a member of a volunteer militia company and later joined the United States Army at Charleston, South Carolina. He remained in Charleston in the company of Captain Long until the Treaty of Ghent was signed in 1815.[2] After the war, bad health forced Autry to quit farming and become a teacher. Then in 1823, he moved to Haysboro in Davidson County, Tennessee, and studied law. At the end of that year, he married a widow, Martha Wyche Putney Wilkinson
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Convention Of 1836
The Convention of 1836
Convention of 1836
was the meeting of elected delegates in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas
in March 1836. The Texas
Texas
Revolution had begun five months previously, and the interim government, known as the Consultation, had wavered over whether to declare independence from Mexico or pledge to uphold the repudiated Mexican Constitution of 1824. Unlike those of previous Texas
Texas
councils, delegates to the Convention of 1836
Convention of 1836
were younger, more recent arrivals to Texas, and more adamant on the question of independence
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Bailey County, Texas
Bailey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,165.[1] This county is east from the New Mexico state line. Its county seat is Muleshoe.[2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1919.[3] It is named for Peter James Bailey, a defender of the Alamo. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.) Bailey County is one of 30[4] prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. Bailey County history is highlighted in the Muleshoe Heritage Center located off U.S. Highways 70 and 64 in Muleshoe. The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, located in the county, was founded in 1935 and is the oldest such refuge in Texas.Contents1 Geography1.1 Major highways 1.2 Adjacent counties 1.3 National protected areas2 Demographics 3 Education 4 Communities4.1 City 4.2 Unincorporated communities 4.3 Ghost Town5 Politics 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] According to the U.S
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James Bonham
James Butler Bonham (February 20, 1807 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. He was a second cousin of William B. Travis and was a messenger of the Battle of the Alamo. His younger brother, Milledge Luke Bonham, was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War, and served as Governor of South Carolina from 1862 to 1864.Contents1 Early life 2 Texas and the Alamo 3 Legacy 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Bonham was born, along with his sibling (Milledge Luke Bonham) in the Redbank area (present day Saluda County) on February 20, 1807. The son of James and Sophia Butler (Smith) Bonham. Bonham entered South Carolina College in 1824. In 1827, in his senior year, he led a student protest over harsh attendance regulations and the poor food served at the college boardinghouse. He was expelled, along with the entire senior class
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Cochran County, Texas
Cochran County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,127.[1] The county seat is Morton.[2] The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1924.[3] It is named for Robert E. Cochran, a defender of the Alamo.[4]Contents1 Geography1.1 Major highways 1.2 Adjacent counties2 Demographics 3 Communities3.1 City 3.2 Town 3.3 Unincorporated community4 Politics 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 775 square miles (2,010 km2), of which 775 square miles (2,010 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (0.01%) is water.[5] Cochran County lies on the high plains of the Llano Estacado
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José María Tornel
Maria may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Placenames2.1 Extraterrestrial 2.2 Terrestrial3 Arts, entertainment, and media3.1 Films 3.2 Literature 3.3 Music 3.4 Operas4 Computing and technology 5 Languages 6 Ships 7 Other uses 8 See alsoPeople[edit]Maria (given name), a popular given name in many languagesPlacenames[edit] Extraterrestrial[edit]170 Maria, a Main belt S-type asteroid discovered in 1877 Lunar maria (plural of mare), large, dark basaltic plains on Earth's MoonTerrestrial[edit]Maria, Maevatanana, Madagascar Maria, Quebec, Canada Maria, Siquijor, the Philippines María, Spain, in Andalusia Îles Maria, French Polynesia María de Huerva, Aragon, Spain Villa Maria (other)Arts, entertainment, and media[edit] Films[edit]María (1938 film), Mexican film directed by Chano Urueta Maria (1975 film), Swedish film Maria (2003 film), Romanian filmLiterature[edit]María (no
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George Washington Cottle
George Washington Cottle (1811 – March 6, 1836) was a Republic of Texas soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Cottle was born in Missouri and arrived in Texas with his parents, Jonathan and Margaret Cottle, several siblings, and three cousins July 6, 1829 where he settled in DeWitt's Colony on the Lavaca River. Cottle received a league of land at the headwaters of the Lavaca River near Gonzales on September 12, 1832. He married his cousin Eliza Cottle (daughter of his uncle Isaac Cottle and Mary Ann Williams Cottle) on November 7, 1830. They had a daughter Melzenia in 1831 and divorced October 7, 1834. One source (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fco81) says the marriage was annulled. On June 21, 1835, at Gonzales, Texas, he married Nancy (Curtis) Oliver, widow of John Oliver. When Mexican troops arrived south of Gonzales in September 1835, Cottle was one of the messengers sent to gather reinforcements
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