Escape from Perote: The “Hellhole” where Texans were Imprisoned
Roman Empire Extended to the Maximum: Military Life of Emperor Trajan and His Soldiers – Gallery
Trajan was a man of great military and political skill. Therefore, it’s no wonder why his contemporaries called him Optimus princeps. Many modern historians agree that he was one of the best Roman emperors and one of the most skillful statesmen in history. Indeed, during his reign, the Roman Empire was extended to five million square kilometers.
The Mier Expedition’s “Bloody” Black-Bean Lottery of 1843 and Journey of John C.C. Hill
In September of 1842 Texans and Mexicans engaged in a series of skirmishes near San Antonio resulting in the deaths of three dozen Texans. In response, that November the Texans organized a retaliatory expedition of several hundred soldiers and pushed through Laredo towards Ciudad Mier – located on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.