Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872

A resource for teachers, this book deals with Irish-born Thomas William (Peg Leg) Ward and his venture to Texas in 1835 to fight in the Texas Revolution. It also tells about a public career that spanned three decades and a multiplicity of responsibilities — military officer, three-time mayor of Austin, presidential appointments as U.S. Consul to Panama and a federal customs official in Texas — but it was as Texas land commissioner during the 1840s that he particularly made his mark.
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