Jim Bowie

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    There are 3 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by chester7777.


      April 10th. 1796
      Logan County, Kentucky (USA)

      March 3rd. 1836.
      The Alamo, San Antonio, Republic of Texas

      United States of America
      Republic of Texas

      Texas Rangers, Republic of Texas Militia

      Years of service-
      1835, 1836

      Rank -
      Colonel, Texican volunteer army

      Jim Bowie

      Land Speculator, Pioneer, Soldier

      Battle of Nacogdoches
      Battle of Concepción
      Siege of the Alamo

      Mini- Biography
      Full Biography- James Bowie-Wikipedia
      James "Jim" Bowie, a 19th-century American pioneer and soldier,
      played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution,
      culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.
      Countless stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman,
      both real and fictitious,
      have made him a legendary figure in Texas history
      and a folk hero of American culture.

      Born in Kentucky, Bowie spent most of his life in Louisiana,
      where he was raised and later worked as a land speculator.
      His rise to fame began in 1827 on reports of the Sandbar Fight.
      What began as a duel between two other men deteriorated into a melee
      in which Bowie, having been shot and stabbed, killed the sheriff
      of Rapides Parish with a large knife.
      This, and other stories of Bowie's prowess with the knife,
      led to the widespread popularity of the Bowie knife.

      Bowie's reputation was cemented by his role in the Texas Revolution.
      After moving to Texas in 1830, Bowie became a Mexican citizen
      and married the daughter of the vice governor of the province.
      His fame in Texas grew following his failed expedition to find the lost San Saba mine,
      during which his small party repelled an attack by a large Indian raiding party.
      At the outbreak of the Texas Revolution, Bowie joined the Texas militia,
      leading forces at the Battle of Concepción and the Grass Fight.
      In January 1836, he arrived at the Alamo, where he commanded
      the volunteer forces until an illness left him bedridden.

      This image of Bowie's death was created by Charles A. Stephens

      Bowie died with the other Alamo defenders on March 6.
      Despite conflicting accounts of the manner of his death,
      the "most popular, and probably the most accurate"
      accounts maintain that he died in his bed after emptying
      his pistols into several Mexican soldiers.

      Crypt said to contain the remains of Davy Crockett,
      James Bowie, William Barret Travis
      and other heroes of the Alamo
      in the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.
      However this has been disputed.

      Text of plaque:
      Here Lie the Remains of Travis, Crockett, Bowie and Other Alamo Heroes
      Formerly buried in the sanctuary of the Old San Fernando Church
      Exhumed July 28, 1936. Exposed to public view for a year. Entombed May 11, 1938
      The Archdiocese of San Antonio erected this memorial May 11 A.D. 1938 R.I.P

      Edited and Compiled by ethanedwards.
      Information And Photographs from Wikipedia
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 6 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: Western Legends- Jim Bowie

      Here's the opening theme song, from a 1950s TV show called Jim Bowie. I personally don't remember this show, and I suspect it didn't last very long.


      Keith, it's been real interesting reading about all these "Western Legends" who we've heard about most of our lives. Thanks for all your work on them!

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Western Legends- Jim Bowie

      I own a replica of the real bowie knife that I purchase at the Alamo glft shop. six years ago. It hangs on my wall bellow my american flag.
      that flow over the Alamo on my birthday soom years ago.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''