Bigfoot Wallace: A Humble American Hero

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“Bigfoot” Wallace : A humble American Hero

Wallace “Bigfoot” Wallace : A humble American Hero “Bigfoot” Wallace was a true American hero, he fought in eight battles and was a member of the Texas ranger division .

“Bigfoot” Wallace was Born in Lexington, Virginia on April 3, 1817, young William was a very large kid at 6 '2 and 240 pounds and he worked hard on his father 's fruit orchard. He got the nickname “bigfoot” from his large feet. His family had moved to Texas when his two brothers were sadly killed in the Goliad Massacre. His family settled in the city of LaGrange in 1837. Always on the move, his family moved to Austin in 1840. In 1840, William fought in the Battle of Plum Creek. The Battle of Plum Creek was a clash between the allied Tonkawas, Militia, and Rangers of the Republic of Texas fighting against a huge Comanche war party under Chief Buffalo Hump. In the end 11 Texans were killed and injured and an estimated 87 Comanches were killed or injured resulting in a Texas victory.

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Bramlette was attending the old Ranger when he died. He ran a light temperature and seemed to have a weak cold, but never appeared alarmingly ill. When he came in, he and father and Colonel Holcombe sat up late talking in the front room where a single bed for Mr. Wallace was lying in front of the fire in the fireplace there. He seemed to sleep well that night. I was in the habit of going in through the night to see if he wanted water or since he had been having the cold. The morning he died my father came, as he usually did, to get his coffee early, and he and Colonel Holcomb and Mr. Wallace were talking. Mr. Wallace lay still sitting on his bed and putting his shoes on. I had gone into the kitchen when I heard daddy say, “’Foot, ‘Foot, what’s the matter?” I ran to see, and then dad and Colonel Holcombe were laying him on the bed. Colonel Holcombe said, “He’s

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