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Bonham, James (1807-1836) [James B. Bonham's signature clipped from a letter]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01169 Author/Creator: Bonham, James (1807-1836) Place Written: s.l. Type: Signature Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 6 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: Clipped signature with the words: "Yours / James B. Bonham / my horse comes."

Background Information: James B. Bonham, officer and lawyer, was a second lieutenant at the Battle of the Alamo. Sent from the siege to get help, he returned with a promise of support, ...but the battle ended three days later, before any could arrive. Bonham died during the battle, and has become one of its most romanticized figures, largely because of the often misrepresented note that he carried.See More

People: Bonham, James B., 1807-1836

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasAlamoAmerican West

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