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Vol 20 No. 05 - February 1943

General Sidney Sherman

From The Texas Almanac, 1857.

There are none among those who figured in the Texas revolution that have displayed more devotion to the general weal, more gallantry on the battlefield, or less of selfish ambition in the political arena where demagogues delight to flourish, than General Sidney Sherman. General Sidney Sherman died in Galveston in 1873. Here is his story.

Further Mentions: born in Marlborough Massachusetts * Micah Sherman * Captain John Sherman * Roger Sherman * Miss Cox of Frankfort Kentucky * General Burleson * General Sesma * Commodore Moore * D. W. C. Harris * Mrs. Laura Kelley

The Legion Valley Tragedy

Among the many outrages committed by Comanche Indians in Southwest Texas during frontier days, none was more horrible than that perpetrated in Legion Valley, Llano county, in 1867 or 1868. This account of the horrible Legion Valley massacre was written by John C. Oatman of Llano, one of the three survivors of the band of settlers that went in pursuit of the Indians. This account is the only first-hand version known to exist.

Mentions: Captain A. J. Sowell * James R. Moss * C. T. Moss, Charlie Haynes, John Russell * Mrs. Matilda Friend * Rev. Jonas F. Dancer * Matilda Jones * Jonas F. Dancer, Jr., a son of Rev. Jonas, F. Dancer, Sr * John S. Friend * Temple Friend * Sandy creek * Hondo creek * Mrs. Matilda Friend, Mrs. Samantha Johnson and Mrs. Rebecca Johnson * Malinda Cordle * Miss Amanda Townsend * Cedar mountain * George W. Logan * Dr. Hardin Oatman * Atta Luce * Orville Oatman * Dock Walker * Charlie Haynes * John Russell * Jack Martin * Dunman * Boy Johnson * Hell's Half Acre * Hudson Mound * Granite Knob * Baby Head Gap * Long Mountain

Happy Days On The Frontier

Mentions: Rev. Z. N. Morrell * Grayson county * Rev. Mr. Brown * Presiding Elder, Rev. Mr. Custer * camp meeting at Warren in Grayson county * Jefferson Shook * Andrew Davis * Hiram Savage and James Savage * Caney Creek * Bois d'Arc

Clay Allison Of The Washita

Clay Allison is not to be classed as a gun man, either on the side of the law, like Wild Bill Hickok, or outside of the law, like John Wesley Hardin. Yet he was emphatically a man of guns: He was not a bad man in the sense that that term has come to have. Yet he seems to have killed more men than many a man made his reputation on. Charlie Siringo credits him with having killed 18; others say he killed only 9 or 10. All seem to agree that everybody he killed deserved killing. Here is his story.

Mentions: Billy the Kid * John Chisum * Sam Bass * Ben Thompson, the Daltons * Bob Beverly of Lovington * Marshal Wyatt Earp * a desperado mimed Chunk Colbert * the Clifton house * Bill Robinson * Edgar Beecher Bronson * the Lone Wolf saloon at Pecos City * Red Dick * Pancho Griego * Mace Bowman * Lambert's hotel * Toyah Texas * Joe Nash and Jake Owens * the Hashknife outfit


More information on the article pertaining to 'The Last Apache Tribe in Mexico' in the October, 1942 issue of Frontier Times, and particularly on the slaying of Judge McComas and his family.

Mentions: the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona * Roy Stuemiey and Sam Haozons * Geronimo * Fort Sill * San Carlos country * Apache Oklahoma * Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hunnicutt * Johnson City

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