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Hall, Warren D. (fl. 1836) to Thomas J. Rusk re: Houston's retreat in the "runaway scrape"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02573 Author/Creator: Hall, Warren D. (fl. 1836) Place Written: China Grove, [Texas] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/03/30 Pagination: 1 p. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Colonel in the Texas Army. Written 3 weeks before Houston's victory at San Jancinto

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMexican WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaMilitary HistoryAmerican West

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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