The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996 Page: 506
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Cover: Zachary Taylor at Walnut Springs, by William Garl Brown Jr., 1847.
Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 30 x 36 inches. Courtesy National Por-
trait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
From Comanche braves to the Texas Rangers, and from Hood's Brigade
to Audie Murphy, the Texas military tradition is long and frequently dis-
tinguished. In the public mind, warriors in uniform-Indian, Spanish,
Mexican, Anglo-American, and others-often dominate the image of
Texas. This issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly focuses on vari-
ous aspects of the military experience in Texas.
The painting on the cover shows a scene from the Mexican War, one of
the most important military events in the history of Texas and the na-
tion, and the subject of an article beginning on page 467 examining ju-
nior officers' attitudes toward that significant conflict. Pictured in the
painting are future U.S. President Zachary Taylor (third from left) and
two junior officers: William Wallace Smith Bliss (fourth from left) and
Braxton Bragg (standing, sixth from left).
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