Monthly Archives: July 2020

Murderous Rage

The Confederacy was already dead by early April 1865.  With Robert E. Lee’s defeat at Sailor’s Creek, fighting in the Eastern Theater came to an end.  Fighting did continue in Alabama with Nathan Bedford Forrest struggling against James Wilson’s cavalry, … Continue reading

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Terry’s Texas Rangers

Benjamin Franklin Terry (whom everyone called Frank) was born on 18 February 1821 in Russellville, Kentucky, the son of Joseph and Sarah Smith Terry.  Joseph’s Grandfather was Nathaniel Terry; Sarah’s Grandfather was David Smith … both of whom served as … Continue reading

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The Harpe Brothers

Before the American Revolution, there were thirteen British colonies.  After the war, there were thirteen American (loosely confederated) states with much work remaining within the states and at the national level.  Much of this work fell upon the shoulders of … Continue reading

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Richard King

In the early days of Texas, almost everyone came from somewhere else.  Richard King, for example, was born in New York City on 10 July 1824.  His family was, as they say, dirt poor … and Irish.  At the age … Continue reading

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