The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 311
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The Problem of Command in the Texas Army 311
number of professionally trained junior officers from the United
States Military Academy increased, was beginning to develop
obedience and meticulous performance of duty as traditions, but
neither the officers nor the time to develop traditions were avail-
able to Texas.
The only real relief the Republic of Texas found for her mili-
tary woes was not to cure the horse but to shoot him. None of
the investigation done for this study suggests that the Republic
ever had any other military policy than one of expediency and
improvisation. Disbanding the army, whether by discharge or
furlough, may seem shortsighted at first, but the leaders of the
nation seem to have been parlaying their own weaknesses against
those of Mexico while waiting the time when the United States
Army could be welcomed west of the Sabine.
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