Gholson Road: Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers
GHOLSON ROAD is the well-documented story of one family's role in American history, from early Virginia through early Texas during the period of the Old West. Anthony2 fought with the Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War and leased land from George Washington. In 1801, at age 68, he moved his family west to Kentucky.
Samuel, son of Anthony2, fought in the War of 1812, participating in the Battle of the Thames and the Battle of New Orleans, moved to Arkansas Territory, then to Texas, arriving in 1832 with his son Albert. They were members of Robertson's Colony while Texas was still a part of Mexico and were among the early Texas Rangers. Albert fought in most of the battles of the Texas Revolution and survived many Indian fights, only to be killed by a neighbor. His sons, Sam and Frank, were also Texas Rangers, protecting the settlers and helping to retrieve several Indian captives. The brothers were persuaded to become Confederate soldiers by a lynch mob that threatened to kill them and their young wives if they did not. After the Civil War, they were involved in the cattle industry and the trail drives of the late 1800s.
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Two members of the group died and Boone built a barricaded shelter on the spot to care for the remaining wounded member, who soon recovered enough to be moved to the intended settlement location on the Kentucky River.14 Colonel ...
You entered from a door in the floor of our dining room and went downstairs.44 During the Civil War Battle of Mill Springs, wounded soldiers were brought to the house, a part of which was used as a hospital.45 !pSsus:i|tltl Fig.
He sailed back into the British fleet of six vessels and after three hours he had killed or wounded the first and second in command on all of them.33 This battle was the most important one fought on the Great Lakes and it allowed the ...
Colonel Johnson, as well as his horse, had been badly wounded when he was suddenly confronted by a lone Indian. The Indian fired his musket, striking Johnson on the hand, then raised his tomahawk to kill Johnson, but Johnson managed to ...
The close fighting resulted in a number of wounds. Pakenham arrived the next day with more British troops but failed to take advantage of the fact that his army was much larger than Jackson's.66 This enabled Jackson to pull back ...
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