Today we’re going go take a look at our Man Crush Monday – where we honor men who have exemplified character, courage, and honor. Today, we’re going to look at a very memorable American who fled to another country, and fought for their independence.
These days, tensions in Washington DC are often hot. Accusations against politicians happen every day. But on this occasion, William Stanbery was dragged out into the street and beaten with a Hickory Cane. His attacker came to DC to stick up for the rights of indigenous peoples, and expose the government frauds who were mistreating them.
But Washington politics weren’t ready for accountability – so the attacker was brought to trial and fined $500 – in those days – a small fortune. He fled the country – and went to a newly formed Republic, where he was commissioned as a Major General in the Army. He fought hard, and climbed the ranks to Commander in Cheif, when he signed that country’s Declaration of Independence on his 43rd Birthday.
It was under his watch that a 13 Day enemy siege at a small church was lost to the enemy. So he mustered the ragtag troops -a very small force compared to the massive and well trained army. It took him a little over a month to whip those boys into shape – but they went up against the full force of the Mexican military – and won in 18 minutes, because this little army new to strike when the Mexican army would be taking their afternoon Siesta.
And our hero led the Army of the Republic of Texas to victory – with the rallying cry to “Remember the Alamo!”
Grit, Courage, Justice, Perseverance – that’s Why Sam Houston is today’s Man Crush Monday
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