The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop

The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...lard to keep out the air;set inacool larder for further use. A quart is enough for eight persons. A1swer.--Fort Alamo had fallen, and with it the brave garrison, and the few" survivors had been massacred by order of Santa Anna. General Sam Houston, the able, unfortunate friend of the Indian and Texan, had been re-elected commander-in-chief of the army of the new republic of Texas, which had just declared its independonce. He took command March 10, 1836, of an army of less than 400 men, illy organized, indifierentlv equipped, and in great need of supplies. Two days later he learned of the massacre of the Alamo. and that Santa Anna. then President of Mexico, was approaching with a large army. General Houston vigorously set to work among his troops organizing them, and then fell back to the Colorado, until his troops numbered about 650 men. Colonel Fannin, who was stationed at Gclisd with 500 men, well armed and having artillery. was ordered to join Houston, but was met by a force much superior to Fannin', and, after a desperate defense. surrendered March 20, and, with 857 men, was massacred March 27 in cold blood. Santa Anna advanced to Harrisburg, the capital. which he burned. and then marched upon the town named New Washington There the Mexicans were met on the San Jacinto by Houston, whose forces had meanwhile been increased to 783 men, and who had come into possession of two sixpounders. The majority of the Texan troops were raw, never having been under fire. Houston led a general charge, the battle-cries being, "Re I Vanderbilt family, the: wealth. and how it was Iniuedf W. T. H. Answer.--Coi-nelius Vanderbilt. the founder at least of the wealth of the family, was born on Staten Island. N. Y., May '27, 1794-.. and was the...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754964
  • 9781236754967