Dare-Devils All: The Texan Mier Expedition, 1842-1844

Nance, Joseph Milton, McDonald, Archie P.

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Synopsis: Dare-Devils All is a unique study of one of the weirdest and most haunting episodes that occurred in the short history of the Republic of Texas. Despite the fact that Texas had won its independence from Mexico in 1836, trouble still brewed, and twice in 1842, Mexican troops captured and occupied the town of San Antonio. Texas volunteers under General Alexander Somervell's command mounted a raid on Mexican border towns, capturing Laredo and Guerrero without much trouble. But then about 300 of Somervell's volunteers got restless and disobeyed orders to retreat. Instead-motivated by patriotic fervor or merely hunger for revenge-they continued deeper into Mexico and captured the town of Mier. Two days later the disobedient troops were captured by Mexican forces and imprisoned in Salado, where Santa Anna ordered that one out of every ten men be executed. A drawing was held; each man who drew a black bean was blindfolded and shot. Some of the lucky ones who drew white beans - eventually freed and allowed to return to Texas-would later become some of our best-known frontier heroes: Ben McCulloch, Bigfoot Wallace, Samuel Walker, and many others. The late historian, J.M. Nance, worked on Dare-Devils All for over fifty years, compiling an exhaustive array of resources and producing a manuscript over 3,000 pages long. Archie P. McDonald took over the project just before Nance's death in 1997, whittling the manuscript down to 546 action-packed and insightful pages-a vital addition to any serious Texas history bookshelf.

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Title: Dare-Devils All: The Texan Mier Expedition, ...
Publisher: The Eakin Press
Publication Date: 1997
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