Nov 18 2014
R W Brahan Cattle BrandDuring the Civil War, Robert Weakley Brahan accepted an appointment by the Governor of Texas to General of the Militia. In this position, he enforced Confederate States of America’s conscription laws in South Texas. 
 
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Feb 26 2015

Compass RoseTwo advertisements for runaway slaves, published in San Antonio newspapers, in the 1850s, reveal situations created by slave ordinances. The separate stories of Theodore Augusta, a young boy, who came to Texas with the camels imported by the U. S. Army and Roda, a young woman from Missouri, fleeing to Mexico provide a glimpse at the precarious life of those believed to be runaways.

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Nov 18 2014

The Historical Post Office in present day St. Hedwig has been located at several sites and has possessed two official names: Cottage Hill and St. Hedwig. Taken from the records of the Postmaster General of the United States, this is a list of the individuals who served as their Postmasters. 

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Nov 18 2014

Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemetery of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From a community of fewer than twenty-five families,  nineteen men were conscripted by the Confederate States of America.  


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Jul 01 2015

Dickinson

 Susanna was inside the Alamo with her husband Almaron and infant daughter Angelina when the Alamo fell to Santa Ana’s troops.  


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