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Texans Fight For “Grey-Eyed Man Of Destiny”

  • Texans Fight For “Grey-Eyed Man Of Destiny”
    Texans Fight For “Grey-Eyed Man Of Destiny”
Two hundred Texans looking for a fight answered the call of Gen. William Walker and sailed for Nicaragua on Sep. 8, 1856. By the mid-1800’s, the South was caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. To satisfy the increasing demand for cotton, planters from Texas to Virginia desperately needed more field hands. But a strong back sold on the auction block for as much as $1,500, a price…

 

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