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Smith, Henry W. (1836-1869) Texas expects every man to do his duty... [calling for reinforcements at Alamo]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03230.01 Author/Creator: Smith, Henry W. (1836-1869) Place Written: San Felipe de Austin, Texas Type: Broadsides Date: 28 February 1836 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content:


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Alamo, Latin and South America, Texas, American West, Military History, Militia, Recruitment, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Battle

Sub Era: Age of Jackson