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Death of Sam Houston


On July 26, 1863, Sam Houston died at the age of 70. He was twice President of

Texas, Governor of Tennessee, and Texas. He was a United States Senator,

American General, and led the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. The fourth

largest city in the U.S. is named for him, an Army Post, many schools, and

hospitals bear the Houston name. He was a friend of the Indians and was against slavery. Read award-winning Comanche Trace Book IV of the Westward Sagas to learn more

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