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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION I EST. 1954 $5 ISSUE I Volume 2 2009
8 Great Guns of Texas On the Cover: Percussion Plains rifle,
Whether they were used for protection, hunting, or the 1854, carried by Colonel Charles
defense of personal liberty, firearms played an impor- Goodnight while he was a Texas Ranger.
tant role in the settlement of the Lone Star State. From From the Goodnight-Haley Collection at
the Kentucky rifle to revolvers and pistols by Samuel the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Colt, these firearms are part of the Texas heritage. in Canyon. Courtesy of PPHM.
By Tom Power
OTHER ARTICLES DEPARTMENTS
12 Armaments of the Mexican Army 6 President's Message
in Texas: 1836
Working with the Houston Archeological Society in 26 Living History:
1996, the author traced the path of the retreating Selby Schwend
Mexican Army after the Battle of San Jacinto.
Hundreds of battlefield weapons were located, 30 Teaching Texas History:
excavated, and identified during the search. The Texas Civil War Museum,
By Dr. Gregg Dimmick Fort Worth
22 The Arming of the 3rd Texas Cavalry, CSA
Unlike Federal troops who could rely upon the sup-
ply and procurement system of the United States for
the issuance of arms and equipment during the Civil
War, Texas volunteer soldiers had to bring with L I S T I N G S
them a horse, saddle, equipment, and their own 2 Foundation Membership
By David D. Jackson Honor Roll
35 A Pictorial of Firearms Owned or Used by 7 Contributors
See the weapons that individuals from Sam Houston 38 Texas Historical Museums
to Bonnie and Clyde owned or used. All of these
firearms can be found in museum collections
EDITORIAL STAFF CONTRIBUTORS
Editor, Gene Krane Amarillo Area Foundation, Austin History Center, Dr. Gregg
Assistant Editor, Pam Murtha Dimmick, Tom Doell, Historic American Buildings Survey, Kelly
Houk, David Jackson, Moore Archeological Consulting, Pam Murtha,
Proofreader, Betty B. Hall Museum of South Texas History, Richard Overall, Panhandle-Plains
Historical Museum, Rosenberg Library, Sam Houston Memorial
PRODUCTION Library, Selby Schwend, Bill Stewart, Texas Civil War Museum, Texas
Designer, Stacey Van Landingham Prison Museum, Tom Power, U.S. Military Academy, Bobby Vance
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, PO. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763; 512-453-2154;
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articles not exceeding 2,000 words will be considered by a review committee for publication. Articles pertaining to Texas heritage,
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