Wallace Chariton's Exploring Alamo Legends PDF

By Wallace Chariton

Did the well-known Davy Crockett quit on the Alamo or die battling like a tiger in response to Texas culture? Did Sam Houston lie while he acknowledged he ordered James Bowie to explode the Alamo? What occurred to James C. Neill, the genuine commander of the Alamo? You be the pass judgement on. After years of learning all to be had Alamo files, together with fundamental letters and debts via individuals, executive files from the interval, newspaper articles, diary entries, or even receipts, Wallace O. Chariton has spoke back those and plenty of extra of the confusing Alamo questions. No punches are pulled during this tough hitting research. a number of the solutions provided may well excite your patriotic yearnings: different extra debatable solutions may well ignite your old anger. In both occasion, a few new gentle has been forged onto many of the shadows of the Alamo legends.

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History does not tell of anyone openly blaming Houston for the fall of the Alamo. And why should it? " The prosecution rests. Page 19 The Crown Jewel of Texas Legends Texas, either as an independent republic or a member of the United States, has never had a monarch who wore a crown, if you do not count the beautiful young lady who annually serves as Miss Texas. Unlike the English or the French people, Texans do not have a secure vault full of crown jewels to marvel at and protect. However, for a lot of Texans, especially the old-time, staunch Texans, the heritage of the state is a sort of "crown" and the many legends from the pages of Texas history are the jewels in that crown.

Sam Houston did not necessarily favor the expedition. He felt the success of the Texas revolt might hinge on the cooperation of friendly Mexican liberals who disliked the prospects of a dictator as much as the Anglos, and he felt an unprovoked raid into Mexico might cost Texas that cooperation. But Sam was a man who could take orders. When Henry Smith, the governor, ordered Houston to proceed with the Matamoros expedition, the general turned to his old friend James Bowie. " 3 No way Bowie could have misunderstood those orders if he had gotten them.

The fact is the Alamo saga is a hotbed of perplexing questions and intriguing, unexplained legends that cry out for investigation. Using applied logic, common sense, and some serious, unrelenting research, I have moved in and out of the Alamo shadows searching for answers to questions that may never be answered to the satisfaction of all. In the spirit of true investigative journalism, I did my best to maintain an unbiased objectivity because, after all, my mission was to seek the truth wherever it might lie.

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