Saga of a Texas Ranger–Series by Jeff Robenalt

Texas history and then some.

Archive for November, 2010

The Battle of Painted Rock-Texas Rangers Victory-

The Battle of Painted Rock By: jeffery robenalt         In July 1845, after the Texas Congress approved the terms of annexation offered by the United States, President James K. Polk dispatched General Zachary Taylor and his Federal troops to the small Texas settlement of Corpus Christi at the mouth of the Nueces River. The Mexican government [...]

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The Mier Expedition-research for “Saga of a Texas Ranger”

The Mier Expedition By: jeffery robenalt            During his second term in office, President Sam Houston worked hard to maintain an uneasy peace between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. His efforts were tested when Mexican dictator, Santa Anna, sent General Vazquez with a thousand troops across the Rio Grande to occupy San Antonio. [...]

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The Texas Santa Fe Expedition-backround history for “Saga of a Texas Ranger”

In 1841, President Lamar sought Congressional approval to send an expedition to Santa Fe, but when Congress refused, he proposed to send an expedition on his own initiative for the dual purposes of establishing a trade route across northern Texas to Santa Fe, and for offering the New Mexicans an opportunity to join the Republic of Texas.

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Victory on the Upper Colorado: The Expedition of Colonel John Moore-backround history for “Saga of a Texas Ranger”

The Rangers rained down a hail of gunfire on the retreating and confused Comanches as they charged into the middle of the buffalo hide lodges. Halfway through the camp Moore called for the men to dismount and continue their deadly fire. Many Indians were killed before they reached the river, and a large number were brutally gunned down as they attempted to flounder across the ford, their bodies swirling away with the current. Those Comanches who were fortunate enough to run the deadly gauntlet of fire and reach the far bank fled across the open prairie only to be ridden down by Lieutenant Owens and his men who had been eagerly awaiting just such an opportunity.

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The Great Comanche Raid–background history for “Saga of a Texas Ranger”

The Great Comanche Raid

In the month of August, 1840, under the silvery light of a brilliant full moon known to Texas settlers as a Comanche moon, a huge band of some several hundred Comanche and Kiowa warriors thundered out of the Comancheria and headed directly for the heart of the Republic of Texas. The raid was launched in retaliation for what the Comanches perceived to be the unprovoked killing of twelve Penateka war chiefs and many innocent women and children at the Council House peace talks in San Antonio only a few months before.

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The Council House Fight!-background history for “Saga of a Texas Ranger”

The Council House Fight–Historical facts the Jeff Robenalt used for background information in writing His His Historical Fiction series “Saga of a Texas Ranger”. Jeff weaves a great story about a young Texas Ranger using very interesting Texas History facts. You will enjoy this book as well as the rest of the series.

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