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

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Irish-born Thomas William (“Peg Leg”) Ward ventured to Texas in 1835 to fight in the Texas Revolution, but in his first day of action his right leg was hit by Mexican cannon fire in and amputated. Four years later he lost his right arm to cannon fire in an accident. Though confronted with an unending problem of mobility and tormented by pain in his residual leg, Ward surmo ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Texas State Historical Assn
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