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Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions

Haynes, Sam W.

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ISBN 10: 0292751184 / ISBN 13: 9780292751187
Published by University of Texas Press, Austin, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and ...

Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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The Somervell and Mier Expeditions of 1842, culminating in the famous "black bean episode" in which Texas prisoners drew white or black beans to determine who would be executed by their Mexican captors, still capture the public imagination in Texas. But were the Texans really martyrs in a glorious cause, or undisciplined soldiers defying their own government? How did the Mier Expedition affect the border disputes between the Texas Republic and Mexico? What role did Texas President Sam Houston play? These are the questions that Sam Haynes addresses in this very readable book, which includes many dramatic excerpts from the diaries and letters of expedition participants.

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Were the Texans really martyrs in a glorious cause, or undisciplined soldiers defying their own government? How did the Mier Expedition affect the border disputes between the Texas Republic and Mexico? What role did Texas President Sam Houston play? These are all questions that Sam Haynes addresses in this very readable book, which contains excerpts from the diaries and letters of actual participants.

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