Origin and Fall of the Alamo (Illustrated) by John S. Ford

Origin and Fall of the Alamo (Illustrated)

byJohn S. Ford

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2016

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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 short book, some 60 printed pages, was written by a member of the Committee of the Alamo Association, fills those gaps. It was carefully researched, and is, perhaps, one of the more accurate descriptions of the Alamo and events surrounding it. In addition, its photographs and illustrations may not be easily found elsewhere. A wonderful book for anyone interested in Texas and U.S. history.

Please note that the vast majority of spelling errors have not be corrected unless so serious that the meaning of the section was compromised.

This edition of the book contains the seven original illustrations, rejuvenated, and seven additional place-, time-, and subject-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition.

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.

Title:Origin and Fall of the Alamo (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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