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Texan Army 1836-46

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The volunteer army that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was immortalized in the epic battle of the Alamo. Taking arms initially to fight for the restoration of the liberal Mexican constitution of 1824, the volunteers were eventually fighting for outright Texan independence. This book describes and illustrates the group of men who, despite the diversity of their origins, equipment, weaponry and dress, were united in a common cause that reached its culmination in the victory of San Jacinto....

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Overview

The volunteer army that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was immortalized in the epic battle of the Alamo. Taking arms initially to fight for the restoration of the liberal Mexican constitution of 1824, the volunteers were eventually fighting for outright Texan independence. This book describes and illustrates the group of men who, despite the diversity of their origins, equipment, weaponry and dress, were united in a common cause that reached its culmination in the victory of San Jacinto. The turbulent decade (1836–46) of Texan independence is also covered, and the little-studied army and navy of the Republic of Texas examined.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841765938
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,308,984
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793 and Warrior 21: ‘Highland Clansman 1689-1746’.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Chronology 5
The Revolution 6
Agua Dulce, the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto
The Republic 8
Felix Huston and A.S. Johnston
Lamar's presidency: 1839, Canales and the "Republic of Rio Grande" - the 1841 Santa Fe expedition
Return of Sam Houston and Santa Anna - 1842, Vasquez and Woll raids on San Antonio - Somervell's expedition to Laredo - 1843, Snively's Santa Fe expedition
1845, US annexation
Organization: The Revolution 14
The Regular Army of Texas
The Volunteers
The Federal Volunteer Army
Fannin's Texas Volunteers
San Jacinto
The Army of the Republic 34
Militia
The South Western Army of Operations
The Plates 39
Index 48
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