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Green, Rawleigh B. (fl. 1836) to William Green re: news of the fall of the Alamo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07141.01 Author/Creator: Green, Rawleigh B. (fl. 1836) Place Written: Vicksburg Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/03/29 Pagination: 8 p. + addr 25.3 x 19.7 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07141.01 Author/Creator: Green, Rawleigh B. (fl. 1836) Place Written: Vicksburg Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/03/29 Pagination: 8 p. + addr 25.3 x 19.7 cm

Summary of Content: Written to his brother in Virginia. "The condition of Texas is now calamitous indeed... unprepared for the army now invading her... & she has not the semblance of an army on the field."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American WestAlamoTexasMilitary HistoryLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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