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James "Jim" Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) - American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo

James "Jim" Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) - American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo

Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross was the NINETEENTH GOVERNOR OF TEXAS,(1887-1891) a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A University.

Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross was the NINETEENTH GOVERNOR OF TEXAS,(1887-1891) a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A University.

Susanna Dickinson will always be remembered as the sole adult Anglo survivor of the Alamo and the most extensively quoted eyewitness source.  On the morning of the assault her husband told her the Mexicans were over the walls and ran out from the chapel where she stayed. She never saw him again.  She saw the body of Crockett between the chapel and the barrack building. At some point afterward, it was said she lost her mind and wept for days.

Susanna Dickinson will always be remembered as the sole adult Anglo survivor of the Alamo and the most extensively quoted eyewitness source. On the morning of the assault her husband told her the Mexicans were over the walls and ran out from the chapel where she stayed. She never saw him again. She saw the body of Crockett between the chapel and the barrack building. At some point afterward, it was said she lost her mind and wept for days.

Siege of the Alamo, Day Twelve - Saturday, March 5, 1836:  The line in the sand may be legend, but Travis did write the following words in his final days:  "I feel confident that the determined valor and desperate courage, heretofore evinced by my men, will not fail them in the last struggle, and although they may be sacrificed to the vengeance of a Gothic enemy, the victory will cost the enemy so dear, that it will be worse for him than a defeat." [Roberts & Olson. A Line in the Sand…

Siege of the Alamo, Day Twelve - Saturday, March 5, 1836: The line in the sand may be legend, but Travis did write the following words in his final days: "I feel confident that the determined valor and desperate courage, heretofore evinced by my men, will not fail them in the last struggle, and although they may be sacrificed to the vengeance of a Gothic enemy, the victory will cost the enemy so dear, that it will be worse for him than a defeat." [Roberts & Olson. A Line in the Sand…

Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s:

I Will Survive: The Story of Olive Oatman

Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s:

Oveta Culp Hobby.. born in Killeen, Tx was the first woman  awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and 1st to wear the proper uniform for military nurses.She was the 1st secretary of the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1st commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, & chairperson of the board of the Houston Post.  She died in Houston Tx. 1995.  A library, a dorm at Texas A & M, a soldiers & family readiness center & an elementary school are all named for…

Oveta Culp Hobby.. born in Killeen, Tx was the first woman awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and 1st to wear the proper uniform for military nurses.She was the 1st secretary of the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1st commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, & chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. She died in Houston Tx. 1995. A library, a dorm at Texas A & M, a soldiers & family readiness center & an elementary school are all named for…

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