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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
Texas Revolution
. In 1835, colonists from the United States joined with Tejanos (Mexicans born in Texas) in putting up armed resistance to the centralization of the Mexican government. President Antonio López de Santa Anna
Antonio López de Santa Anna
and the government in Mexico City believed the United States had instigated the insurrection with a goal of annexing Texas. In an effort to tamp down on the unrest, martial law was declared and military governor General Martín Perfecto de Cos established headquarters in San Antonio
San Antonio
de Béxar , stationing his troops at the Alamo
Alamo

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Micajah Autry
MICAJAH AUTRY (1793 – March 6, 1836) was an American merchant, poet and lawyer who died in the Texas
Texas
Revolution at the Battle of the Alamo . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Sources * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYAutry was born, 1793 of a Quaker family, 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
War of 1812
. He marched to Wilmington, North Carolina , as a member of a volunteer militia company and later joined the United States Army
United States Army
at Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
. He remained in Charleston in the company of Captain Long until the Treaty of Ghent was signed in 1815. After the war, bad health forced Autry to quit farming and become a teacher
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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
San Antonio
de Bexar in November–December 1835 and on March 1, 1836, he also accompanied the thirty-two Gonzales, Texas
Texas
volunteers on their way to the Alamo. Horace Alsbury
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
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Convention Of 1836
The CONVENTION OF 1836 was the meeting of elected delegates in 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. As delegates prepared to convene, Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led a large army into Texas
Texas
to quell the revolt; the vanguard of this army arrived at San Antonio de Bexar on February 23
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Bailey County, Texas
BAILEY COUNTY is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas
Texas
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 7,165. This county is east from the New Mexico
New Mexico
state line. Its county seat is Muleshoe . The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1919. 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 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
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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
Texas
Revolution . He was a second cousin of William B. Travis and was a messenger of the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
. His younger brother, Milledge Luke Bonham , was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army
Confederate States Army
in the American Civil War
American Civil War
, and served as Governor of South Carolina
Governor of South Carolina
from 1862 to 1864
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Republic Of Texas
French , German Native languages (Caddo , Comanche
Comanche
) and Czech regionally GOVERNMENT Constitutional republic PRESIDENT 1 • 1836 David G. Burnet
David G. Burnet
• 1836–38 Sam Houston
Houston
• 1838–41 Mirabeau B. Lamar • 1841–44 Sam Houston
Houston
• 1844–46 Anson Jones VICE PRESIDENT 1 • 1836 Lorenzo de Zavala
Lorenzo de Zavala
• 1836–38 Mirabeau B. Lamar • 1838–41 David G. Burnet
David G. Burnet
• 1841–44 Edward Burleson
Edward Burleson
• 1844–45 Kenneth L
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Pompeo Coppini
Partial listing - Sculptures, except where noted Italy
Italy
* * The King Humbert Tablet, Royal Museum, Monza Mexico
Mexico
* * Mexico City
Mexico City
* Bust of President Porfirio Diaz * George Washington Monument Kentucky * * 1911 John Hunt Morgan Memorial , Lexington Michigan * * 1925 John Ball and Children, Grand Rapids New Jersey * * Neptune Fountain, Orphan Asylum, Carney New York * * 1900 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
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Texas Almanac
The TEXAS ALMANAC is a biennially published reference work providing information for the general public on the history of the state and its people, government and politics, economics, natural resources , holidays , culture, education, recreation , the arts , and other topics. Detailed information on each of the state's 254 counties is provided, along with analytical essays on a variety of topics unique to each edition; for example, topics in the 2006-2007 edition include the state's film industry and the history of Lebanese and Syrian immigration to Texas. As with many other almanacs , an extensive astronomical calendar is included. The present publisher is the Texas State Historical Association , which acquired the Texas Almanac
Almanac
as a gift from the A. H. Belo Corporation on May 5, 2008
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Alcalde
ALCALDE (/ælˈkældi/ ; Spanish: ), 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. The office of the alcalde was signified by a staff of office , which they were to take with them when doing their business. Additionally, alcalde was a title given to Indian officials inside the Spanish missions, who performed a large variety of duties for the Franciscan missionaries
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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
Battle of the Alamo
. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Account of the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
* 3 Later life * 4 Footnotes * 5 References BIOGRAPHYRuiz was born between 1804 and 1811 in San Antonio
San Antonio
, then part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain
New Spain
interior province of Spanish Texas
Spanish Texas
. He was the eldest son of José Francisco Ruiz and Josefa Hernandez. Ruiz supported the Texian cause during the Texas Revolution
Texas Revolution
, when he was the alcade of San Antonio
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Alamo Cenotaph
The ALAMO CENOTAPH, also known as THE SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE, is a monument in San Antonio
San Antonio
, Texas
Texas
, United States
United States
, commemorating the Battle of the Alamo
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. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Inscription * 3 Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
* 4 Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
incident * 5 See also * 6 References HISTORYAlthough 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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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
Battle of the Alamo
. Carey was the first Texas commander at the Alamo
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. Carey was killed in the Alamo
Alamo
by the Mexican troops of Antonio López de Santa Anna . REFERENCES * ^ Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
* ^ "The Defenders – William R. Carey". The Alamo. Retrieved 2016-05-02
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Cochran County, Texas
COCHRAN COUNTY is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas
Texas
. As of the 2010 census , its population was 3,127. The county seat is Morton . The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1924. It is named for Robert E. Cochran , a defender of the Alamo . CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Major highways * 1.2 Adjacent counties * 2 Demographics * 3 Communities * 3.1 City
City
* 3.2 Town
Town
* 3.3 Unincorporated community * 4 Politics * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links GEOGRAPHYAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau
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. Cochran County lies on the high plains of the Llano Estacado
Llano Estacado

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Floyd County, Texas
FLOYD COUNTY is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas
Texas
. As of the 2010 census , its population was 6,446. The seat of the county is Floydada . The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1890. It is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd , who died on his 32nd birthday, March 6, 1836, defending the Alamo . The Matador Ranch
Matador Ranch
, based in Motley County , once reached into Floyd County as well. Republican Drew Springer, Jr. , a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County , has since January 2013 represented Floyd County in the Texas House of Representatives
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Salvador Flores
SALVADOR FLORES (Jose Salvador Ramon Flores) (ca. 1806–1855) served as a volunteer in the Texan Army in 1835–1836. He was instrumental in organizing and commanding Texian volunteers in support of the Texas Revolution . He participated in many battles and would rise through the ranks to reach Captain status during the fight for Texas independence from Mexico
Mexico
. Salvador continued to provide protection for the ranches and settlers of Texas
Texas
throughout the Republic years
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