Sam Houston: Death of a Patriot

In 1862, Houston returned to Huntsville, Texas, and rented the Steamboat House His health deteriorated in 1863. In mid-July, Houston developed pneumonia. He died on July 26, 1863 at Steamboat House, with his wife Margaret by his side. His last recorded words were, “Texas! Texas! Margaret…”

The inscription on his tomb in Huntsville, Texas read:

A Brave Soldier. A Fearless Statesman
A Great Orator– A Pure Patriot.
A Faithful Friend, A Loyal Citizen.
A Devoted Husband and Father.
A Consistent Christian– An Honest Man.

Tomorrow, Halloween Macabre   Rita Bay

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