After raising a group of volunteers (known as the Red Rovers) in Lawrence County, Alabama, Dr. Shackelford went to assist Texas in its fight for independence. The massacre at Goliad on March 27, 1836, occurred after the Texans and Americans had...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he discusses the upcoming transportation of troops to Burita or Matamoras, Mexico, and he describes the...
Davis had been arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct by a Colonel Taylor. Semple argues that Davis should not be charged with more than intoxication while on duty, because he was provoked by Taylor: "the aggravations, of abusive language...
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