Tag Archives: TX

Charles K. Phillips 1914-2004

From: http://www.easttexashistorical.org/v3/membership/resolutions/phillips.htm Captain Charles K. Phillips A RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN CHARLES K. PHILLIPS WHEREAS Captain Charles K. Phillips, U.S.N. (ret.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 18, 1914, who departed this life in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 16, 2004, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, US-PA-West, US-TX-OK-AR, World War II | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Alfonso Steele 1817-1911

From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31239983 Alfonso Steele Birth: Apr. 9, 1817 Hardin County Kentucky, USA Death: Jul. 8, 1911 Kosse Limestone County Texas, USA Alfonso [Parcutt(1)] Steele was born on April 9, 1817, in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the son of Stephen and … Continue reading

Posted in Texas Revolution, US-TX-OK-AR | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

John Forbes 1797-1880

from: Veteran Biographies, San Jacinto– John Forbes 1797-1880 Kemp, Louis W., Veteran Biographies, San Jacinto– “FORBES, JOHN” (http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Herzstein_Library/Veteran_Biographies/San_ Jacinto_Bios/biographies/default.asp?action=bio&id=3134), accessed April 11, 2013. San Jacinto Museum, Herzstein Library. Hon. Maj. John Forbes Born in Cork, Ireland, of Scotch parents, February 26, … Continue reading

Posted in Character Studies, Texas Revolution, UK-Ireland-South, US-TX-OK-AR | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Waco Tragedy

A lot of things went wrong on April 19, 1993[1], twenty years ago today, in Waco, Texas. [2-7] A siege is almost always a bad idea. There are times when the better idea is to back off, and lose today’s game. … Continue reading

Posted in Game, Tactics, War | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

William Steele 1819-1885

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia— William Steele (general) William Steele (May 1, 1819 – January 12, 1885) was a career United States Army officer who served with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He later served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Early life and career … Continue reading

Posted in Character Studies, US Civil War, US-MA-CN-NY-Steele, US-TX-OK-AR | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fort Smith

The Journal, Fort Smith Historical Society, Inc., Volume IV, Number 1, April, 1980, pp.2-10. FORT SMITH AND THE CIVIL WAR Robert E. Johnson A fort may be an outpost in enemy territory, a supply depot, a key to the control … Continue reading

Posted in US Civil War, US-MA-CN-NY-Steele, US-TX-OK-AR | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment