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  • History Friday: Do Not Cross the 1836 Time Line

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 7th March 2014 (All posts by )

    (During the months of February, March and April, reenactor groups are busy in Texas, at the sites of key events in the War for Independence, doing encampments and recreations of events: The siege of the Alamo, the Coleto Creek fight/Goliad Massacre, and the Battle of San Jacinto. Below the jump are pictures that I took a couple of years ago at the first event Next week – the Goliad reenactment)
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    Posted in Diversions, History, Photos, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

    On This Day, 176 Years Ago

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 6th March 2012 (All posts by )

    The Alamo fell.
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    Posted in Anglosphere, Book Notes, History | 13 Comments »

    An Old Mission Church, Half Tumbled Down

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 23rd February 2012 (All posts by )

    On this day, 176 years ago, the army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna entered San Antonio de Bexar and laid siege to the Alamo, raising the flag of ‘no quarter’ from the top of the highest building in town, the original church of San Fernando … Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in Americas, History, North America, War and Peace | 3 Comments »