The Raven

The Greatest Texan 

Sam Houston

Who was a Tennessean (Virginian by birth) through no fault of his own

“The secession leaders tell us if war comes that the superior courage of our people with their experience of the use of firearms will enable us to triumph in battle over ten times our number of Northern forces. Never was a more false or absurd statement ever made by designing demagogues. I declare that Civil War is inevitable and near at hand.


The Raven

When it comes the descendants of the heroes of Lexington and Bunker Hill will be found equal in patriotism, courage, and heroic endurance with the descendents of Cowpens and Yorktown … When the tug of war comes, it will be Greek meeting Greek. Then, oh my fellow countrymen, the fearful conflict will fill our fair land with untold suffering, misfortune, and disaster.”
— Sam Houston with some prescient words on the eve of the Civil War in February, 1861


Nashville, The Unrequited Life

If this is not the sexiest video, I will eat my varnished boots.

(Yes, I am a ‘fan’ of Connie Britton as well)

The singer in this vid, in case Y’all don’t know, is Aussie.

Just some Wiki there atcha.

Hope you enjoy.

And of course… Y’all have to read my comments. This is rather a ‘disambiguous’  post.