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Hesistant Martyr in the Texas Revolution: James Walker Fannin

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James Walker Fannin. Illegitimate son. Southern gentleman. Failed businessman. Devoted family man. Illegal slave trader. Courageous martyr. Tarnished hero of the revolution. But what is the rest of the story? Author Gary Brown brings to life a thorough and insightful analysis of this controversial and sometimes misunderstood historical figure, whom most remember as the commander who lost twice as many men as were killed at the Alamo and San Jacinto combined. Now the story can be completely examined with the help ...
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Hesitant Martyr of the Texas Revolution: James Walker Fannin

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Overview

James Walker Fannin. Illegitimate son. Southern gentleman. Failed businessman. Devoted family man. Illegal slave trader. Courageous martyr. Tarnished hero of the revolution. But what is the rest of the story? Author Gary Brown brings to life a thorough and insightful analysis of this controversial and sometimes misunderstood historical figure, whom most remember as the commander who lost twice as many men as were killed at the Alamo and San Jacinto combined. Now the story can be completely examined with the help of all Fannin's known correspondence during the campaign at Goliad. Read and judge for yourself if history has been fair to James Walker Fannin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556227783
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/17/2000
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Brown lives in Friendswood, Texas, and is also the author of Volunteers in the Texas Revolution: The New Orleans Grays.
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Table of Contents

Preface v
Section I Southern Roots in Mexican Texas 1
Chapter 1 Georgia, West Point, and the Formative Years 3
Chapter 2 Cotton Fields and Slave Ships 16
Chapter 3 Texan Emigre 21
Chapter 4 Revolutionary Rhetoric 28
Section II Rebel Against Santa Anna 37
Chapter 5 Arrival at Gonzales 39
Chapter 6 With Bowie at Concepcion 49
Chapter 7 Siege of San Antonio 56
Chapter 8 Return to Brazoria 69
Chapter 9 Arrival of the Georgia Volunteers 78
Chapter 10 Advance to Refugio 90
Chapter 11 Retreat to Goliad 99
Section III The Reluctant Leader 111
Chapter 12 Command Staff 113
Chapter 13 The Georgia Units 123
Chapter 14 The Greys 128
Chapter 15 Alabama Red Rovers 133
Chapter 16 Kentucky Mustangs 139
Section IV The Final Quest for Honor 143
Chapter 17 Refugio and La Bahia 145
Chapter 18 Fannin's "Ides of March" 159
Chapter 19 Letters Home--Fannin's Men Speak 178
Chapter 20 Battle of Coleto 185
Chapter 21 Imprisonment 210
Chapter 22 Palm Sunday Massacre 218
Chapter 23 Defense of an "Ill-Fated Man" 226
Chapter 24 "Curse the Sluggards For Ever" 236
Epilogue 247
Bibliography 261
Index 264
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Very Good Read If You're Interested in Texas History

    This is an interesting story of a character in Texas history most famous for failing to reinforce the Alamo defenders. It tells of his slave trading, his ambition and desire to be a field commander (general) in the military with hardly any experience. This could only lead to disaster, and it did.

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