Early Times in Texas, Or, The Adventures of Jack Dobell

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U of Nebraska Press, 1986 - History - 284 pages
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In 1835, Texas offered young men like John C. Duval a chance for action and glory. That year he and his brother, Burr, the sons of a former governor of Florida, organized a volunteer company called the "Mustangs." Like Davy Crockett, they were fired up "to give the Texans a helping hand on the road to freedom" from Mexican rule. The first chapters of Early Times in Texas lead up to the Goliad Massacre on Palm Sunday 1836, in which Burr (referred to as Captain D?) was killed. John was luckier. After a hair-raising escape from Goliad, he wandered across the countryside, dodging the Mexicans and living by his wits.ø ø The diary that Duval kept during these exciting months was the basis for Early Times in Texas, which was published more than fifty years later, in 1892. In the intervening years he was a Ranger known as "Texas John" and later was recognized as one of Texas's first men of letters, the author of The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
 

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Contents

ON THE GULF
7
CHAPTER II
15
CHAPTER III
27
CHAPTER IV
39
RUMORS OF THE ADVANCE OF SANTA ANNA
51
MEXICAN CAVALRY SURROUND US ON THE PRAI
61
CHAPTER VII
73
CHAPTER VIII
83
CHAPTER XII
127
CHAPTER XIII
137
SLEEP LUXURIOUSLY IN A BEDMAKE ANOTHER
149
CHAPTER XV
159
NARROW ESCAPE FROM INDIANSREACH
171
CHAPTER XVII
183
CAMP IN A CANE BRAKEVAIN SEARCH FOR
191
CHAPTER XIX
205

CHAPTER IX
93
NARROW ESCAPE FROM LANCERSSUFFERING
103
GREAT SUFFERING FROM HUNGERREACH
115
ASTONISH A COUPLE OF MEXICANSRETURN
217
CHAPTER XXI
227
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