Origin and Fall of the Alamo (Original Illustrations and Text) [NOOK Book]

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Certainly, the Alamo is viewed by most Americans as the pivotal site of the U.S.'s conflict with Mexico. How and when the Alamo was established, and what events surrounding it took place before its fall, are not generally known or discussed. This book, written by a member of the Committee of the Alamo Association, fills those gaps. In addition, its photographs and ...
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Origin and Fall of the Alamo (Original Illustrations and Text)

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Overview

Certainly, the Alamo is viewed by most Americans as the pivotal site of the U.S.'s conflict with Mexico. How and when the Alamo was established, and what events surrounding it took place before its fall, are not generally known or discussed. This book, written by a member of the Committee of the Alamo Association, fills those gaps. In addition, its photographs and illustrations may not be easily found elsewhere.

A wonderful book for anyone interested in Texas and U.S. history.

John Salmon Ford (May 26, 1815 – November 3, 1897), better known as "Rip" Ford, was a member of the Republic of Texas Congress and later of the State Senate, and mayor of Brownsville, Texas. He was also a Texas Ranger, a Confederate colonel, and a journalist. Ford commanded men during the Antelope Hills Expedition and he later commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Ranch on May 12 and 13 of 1865. It was a Confederate victory, but as it occurred more than a month after Robert E. Lee's surrender it had no effect on the outcome of the war.

* This ebook is an exacting, high-definition copy of a pre-1923 print version of the book. Unlike other e-copies of the book, it is not a transcription, which may be full of typographic errors.

* "Exact" means that if the print version has any inscriptions or previous owner's name in the front of the book, so, too, will this e-book; blank pages that often separate chapters might be left in; and, any pages that may have a folded corner or other, similar factor might be included, too.

* In other words, no changes or as few as possible have been made to either the illustrations or the text in order to bring you a book that is as close to the original as possible.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015773781
  • Publisher: San Antonio, Texas: Johnson Brothers Printing Comp
  • Publication date: 11/22/2012
  • Series: Pioneers and Patriots Classics , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 750,153
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

John Salmon Ford (May 26, 1815 – November 3, 1897), better known as "Rip" Ford, was a member of the Republic of Texas Congress and later of the State Senate, and mayor of Brownsville, Texas. He was also a Texas Ranger, a Confederate colonel, and a journalist. Ford commanded men during the Antelope Hills Expedition and he later commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Ranch on May 12 and 13 of 1865. It was a Confederate victory, but as it occurred more than a month after Robert E. Lee's surrender it had no effect on the outcome of the war.

Ford was born in Greenville District, South Carolina, but grew up in Lincoln County, Tennessee. His parents were William and Harriet Ford. When he was 16 he moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee to study medicine. There he met his future wife, Mary Davis. However, the marriage ended in divorce and Ford decided to move to Texas, then fighting for its independence from Mexico.
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