Ep. 17: A Duel for Command of the Texas Army, 1837

Two generals decided to fight a duel to decide who would command the Texas Army.  Find out what happened and whether a wound suffered in the duel eventually affected the outcome of the Civil War!


Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, CSA
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Gen. Felix Huston


Dueling pistols belonging to Mirabeau B. Lamar
Dueling pistols belonging to Mirabeau B. Lamar
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Ravine where Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston died at Shiloh

Ep. 16: Texans You Should Know: Gen. Thomas Jefferson Chambers

In the first episode of a periodic series on Texans you should know, learn about the interesting, active and controversial life of General Thomas Jefferson Chambers.  Lawyer, surveyor, judge, land baron.  Chambers had an entrepeneurial spirit and a nose for a deal.  Was he a smart business man or an unscrupulous dealer?  No matter what you conclude, he is certainly a Texan you should know!

General Thomas Jefferson Chambers