By Bill Groneman
Texas is a mix of many cultures and identities. "Such a mix doesn't come simply, despite the fact that. while a land as nice and wealthy as Texas adjustments fingers such a lot of instances, it doesn't achieve this peacefully." Texas has been the location of various battles; Adobe partitions, Blanco Canyon, Gonzales, Salado, San Jacinto, the Alamo, Palo Duro Canyon, and Rattlesnake Springs are only some of the many old websites tested in Battlefields of Texas. brilliant descriptions of the fields of conflict, person profiles of the individuals, and retrospective research of every conflict make this publication an outstanding reference for Texas and armed forces historians alike. Maps of a few of the battlefields and old pictures are integrated during this particular number of Texas heritage.
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Elizando escaped with a portion of his force to the Presidio del Rio Grande. The battle lasted about four hours. Casualties: There are a variety of descriptions of casualties for this battle. Probably the best estimate lists the Republicans as losing four killed and twenty wounded, possibly five of whom died later. The Royalists are estimated to have lost 350 killed, and 130 taken prisoner, 52 of whom were wounded. 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.
They attacked at daybreak, driving the Karankawas into the cover of the long grass surrounding their camp. The warriors quickly mobilized and soon had Jones and his men on the run back up the river, finally forcing them back to the east side. The "famous shot" of Jones Creek came when Jones turned to see an Indian preparing to shoot an arrow at him. Jones fired first and killed the warrior. Casualties: The Karankawas are believed to have lost fifteen men. The settlers are said to have suffered three killed and many wounded.
S. 183, and it describes the place where the Mexican troops camped from September 29 to October 1. '' Directly opposite this monument is a small marker describing "The First Shot of the Texas Revolution" as being one-and-one-half miles from the spot. Finally, there is a small monument at the end of a small road one-and-one-half miles from the previous ones, donated by the children of Gonzales, which allegedly marks the exact spot where the first shot was fired. The "Old Eighteen": Captain Albert Martin Almeron Dickerson Almond Cottle (Dickinson) Jacob C.