Tag Archives: Sam Houston

Civil War Echoes: Chennault and the Flying Tigers

One of the most famous flying units of World War II was the American Volunteer Group (AVG) under Claire Lee Chennault (pictured). Known as the “Flying Tigers,” the AVG fought in China and Southeast Asia for 7 months (20 December … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865”

On May 6, 1864, during the midst of the Battle of the Wilderness, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s right flank crumbled under a strong Federal attack. As Lee rode about, frantically trying to rally his troops, a new column, wearing gray … Continue reading

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Sam Houston and Secession

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Joe Owen One of my heroes in American history is Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863). During the storm of “war fever” that was sweeping through the United … Continue reading

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A Little Southeast Texas History

The past weekend, my wife and I made a trip down to Houston to visit a good friend. Knowing that I was a history buff—or nerd (but I like the term “buff” better)—we made plans to head out to San … Continue reading

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