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Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, William B. Travis. You’ve heard all about these iconic Texas Revolution leaders - now learn about the men who served under them. In our featured books, you’ll get facts, figures, and first-hand accounts about the soldiers of the Revolutionary Army from two of the most fascinating military books on the Texas Revolution. After you’re done reading, you can see the battle sites and settlements on our colorful 1836 Revolutionary Map of Texas and hang up the iconic Come and Take It flag right in your own home.
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Come and take them - our flags! Once a Greek expression known as molon labe, "Come and Take It" is now seen as a symbol of Texan defiance. Its use in the Battle of Gonzales in 1835 during the Texas Revolution against Mexico has made it one of the state's most famous phrases today. Through Legacy of Texas, you can now own your very own depiction of the iconic Come and Take It flag.
Beautifully framed in glass and a wood-style finish, our depiction of the Gonzales flag is both historically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Whether you're a historian or a Lone Star lover, our Come and Take It banner makes a bold statement in any home and office or a great gift for friends and family.
General Vicente Filisola's Analysis of Jose Urrea's Military Diary: A Forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution
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- Gregg Dimmick
After reading this fascinating account of the Mexican army in Texas, readers may well need to reevaluate their opinions of the Mexican army’s generals. In spite of the fact that the work is obviously biased and at times blatantly unfair, Filisola makes valid points that will make one wonder if Urrea deserves the high respect that has been generally accorded him by Texan scholars.
Winner, T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award
Texas Historical Commission
Summerfield G. Roberts Award Sons of the Republic of Texas
Honorable Mention, Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History
Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque."
In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the "Come and Take It" incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.
This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.