TITLE

Philip Nolan seemed a simple adventurer, but the Spanish in Texas thought he might be more than that

AUTHOR(S)
Kelly, C. Brian
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Military History;Oct2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article features Irish-born Philip Nolan, a significant figure in Texas' military history. Nolan served as a bookkeeper and shipping clerk for James Wilkinson in 1788. He also honed his skills as a hunter of wild horses. By June 1794, Nolan was in Spanish Texas with authorization papers to procure horses for the Louisiana militia. In March 1801, just days after Thomas Jefferson was sworn in as U.S. President, Nolan and company were attacked by Spanish cavalry where Nolan was shot and killed on the spot.
ACCESSION #
18378649

 

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