Friday, December 30, 2011

More of Baron of the Coast.

So far the people who have read over the rough draft of this book say that it is a better book than the first Cruel New World book.  However, I feel like what they like about it is the fact it is a more serious-natured book.  I don't think this fact makes it a better, just different.  Right now, I'm about 75% of the way done with the book, not counting adding in chapters which could stand on their own as short stories. 

The big difference between the first Cruel New World book(s) and Baron of the Coast is time frame.  In Baron of the Coast, the war has happened, more or less over with and the world has kept spinning.  Feudalism is slowly giving way to capitalism again, as the communist see it.  The US government is still around but they aren't strong enough to hold together the now balkanized United States.  Now a rush it on to grab as much power as can be held by warlords, pirate kings and the like.  That is the setting.  The people who are going to run the show from there on out are getting set up versus full scare war across the US. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Page 105 of Baron of the Coast

My story about the early life of a post WWIII pirate king is really coming along.  I started on it last week and already it is half done.  Yes, it is a Cruel New World book, set in that universe but it is 10 or 15 years after the height of the war.  I'm giving everybody a break from Mitch and Wade for a while even though I think I'll turn this book over to another editor and see if I can't get it out ahead of the second CNW book.  The second CNW book is well over 500 pages long and there is no way it will be through the editing process anytime soon, I imagine. 

This book flows differently than the others and is written in first person.  Unlike the first CNW book, this one isn't loosely based on anyone I know.  But this book can stand on it's own more easily too.  You don't have to know what the first CNW book was about to get what is going on in Baron of the Coast.  The second CNW book (not yet titled) is fairly dependant on the reader at least having an idea about what happened in the first one.  But I feel like enough people read the first CNW book to know what to expect for a part 2.  I might add a little more background to it when the time comes, who knows?

Baron of the Coast is about a lot of things besides just a rising pirate king.  It is about the illusion of freedom and the frailty of material wealth inside a blossoming police state.  It is about how someone works hard to define himself rather than let those who dislike them do it for him.  The book is also about leadership: what happens when you have too much and not enough.  The book is a lot more action packed  CNW and packs more of a punch page for page. 

And you can always expect my books to be relatively crammed full of after-the-bomb knowledge I'm collected in my head over the years, as well as field craft I've learned or had the luxury of being taught. 

As far as politics go, there is some in this book but not nearly like what you'll see when the second CNW comes out.  I might post exerts from both books on this blog as time goes by.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just to clear things up a bit...

I know there are a lot of people out there who feed on Internet drama.  Hey, nobody can argue the entertainment factor there.  That being said, I hate to shut this facet off but let's all get something straight.  I've got nothing against Mike Blevins aka Vonbluvens.  As far as I know, he's got nothing against me. 

I owe Mike Blevins a lot in terms of talent development.  Mike helped me out a lot with my writing and encouraged me to stick with it back when my books gave people headaches to read.  Same story with radio and speech making.  Mike should have been a high school teacher for art, lit or history. 

Have I spoken with Mike Blevins in years?  No.  His life went one direction and mine went another.  A lot of people have serious grudges against him but I'm not one of them.  Life is easier when you aren't selecting yourself for judge and jury from life's volunteer legal corp. 

I take up for Mike a lot too.  I feel like he does the same for me if the situation to do so crosses his path.  Who knows or cares?  I really don't think about Vonbluvens and the whole thing with him much except for a see our names in the same phrases a lot.  I'm sure he's doing fine at whatever he's into now and doesn't worry much about street politics. 

All that aside, people should take a different attitude about people who leave the nationalist scene.  If someone puts in time and energy, get things done and then leaves, fine.  Even if they change their opinions, the damage is done to the enemy, the good is done for the friends.  As long as they don't turn on people with the intention of doing them harm, then they can do whatever they wish with their lives for all I care.  I say this because I've seen a lot of good people run off or quit because of the bad people who will never quit.  I think we actually force people into the other camp sometimes by this cult-like mentality of "only traitors leave."  If someone gets frustrated or disheartened, they should go.  Bad attitudes are infectious and Mike had a bad attitude for a long time.  He needed to get on with his life and finally did.  There is a lot of talk about the what, the why and the how but that is something for the message boards, not my blog.  If Mike wants to clarify anything or speak his piece, he's welcome to do so on here.  Nobody is going to stop him but they can debate him at length if they'd like.  As long as everything is solid and legal, hey, go nuts. 

Arch of Titus by Mike Blevins

Me, I almost left myself.  Family life got good to me but I was bored.  So I dabbled in politics from time to time but mostly concentrated on my writing.  Then an old friend of mine was killed by an illegal alien and boredom was replaced with anger.  And here we are now.  

So anyway, there is no bad blood between Mike and I or anything else.  He just doesn't talk to anybody anymore.  No big deal.  I hope he has a good life.   

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Promoting Cruel New World

This is just a note to everyone out there who is following the book.  I don't promote it.  There is a long story behind it and I'm just ready to get the whole experience behind me.  Since I don't receive any royalties for the book and the one you are buying currently is missing an entire chapter, I don't do a thing to promote it.  If you do puchase it, I guess it would serve as a little background for the other two books that have already been written but are not published yet. 

It would be easy to give up on writting books at this point.  I guess I was just naive and got burned for it.  However, I know what to look for this time and what to avoid.  Hopefully, these hard lessons learned can serve someone else in the future and keep them from making the same mistakes. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saiga .223/5.56

I had a chance to run one of these for the weekend and I honestly think it is a very good rifle.  Is it a possible replacement for my 74?  Negative.  I'll start off on why it isn't.

The Saiga .223 lacked a muzzle brake.  I like the brake/compensator on my 74 for a lot of reasons.  It helps keep the muzzle free of obstructions, keeps the climb down and I feel like it reduces flash. 

The Saiga .223 isn't something you can find a lot of affordable mags for like the AK-74.  Most are around $30 and all are plastic.  There is an adapter you can get for $80 which allows it to run AR mags.  Thats great if it works and is reliable.  My only slowness to that approach is that I don't care for the mag release system on AR's.  I'm faster at changing mags on the AK platform.  Maybe I'll change but I doubt it. 

The Saiga .223 isn't something you can grab a parts kit for and keep running for decades that way.  But in fairness, you can buy a second Saiga .223 for around $300 and just pack it away. 

That is about all I could find wrong with the rifle.  What was good about it?  Lots.

This Saiga  was covered in rails.  I'm not one for overloading my rifle with accessories.  Normally, a light is good enough.  Weight and clearance is always a concern for me.  I still like having the options. 

Like my Saiga .308, it is built like a tank when you need a tank built tough. 

It was more than acceptably accurate.  It grouped tight and consistent.

It was light.  Me and my friends carry our rifles all day often.  This matters. 

Control was good.  Not Tantal 74 good but good.

You can get .223 or 5.56 ammo almost anywhere.  That was one of the biggest positive points to it.

It has a scope rail already.  Don't lecture me about how it isn't right to put a scope on an AK.  You still might want to mount some sort of quick-target acquisition optics or night vision.  If you wanted to here, you could.  It is an accurate rifle for it's type and price.  I think the iron sights are a little beneath it.

Mag changes were smooth.  I dug that.

Recoil was almost unnoticeable. 

This rifle is very, very easy to clean. 

I'll upload some pics later.  Once again, not bad.  If for no other reason, you ought to have a dependable 5.56 rifle stashed away somewhere if you run any non-domestic military round (such as 5.45). 

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Occupy scene

It's really kind of funny to see how vague and inarticulate the Occupy crowd is as a whole.  Wallstreet...corporate fat cats...bankers...yeah, we know.  Even as vague as that is, it is at least downrange. 

Let me tell you what I'd say if I was down protesting for days on end.  First, I'd point out that I'd just now woken up to the fact that I'm a slave with a golden collar (to borrow a phrase from an old friend).  Next, I'm here to challenge the notion that this is a free country and ask that my collar be removed so I can fail or succeed on my own.  No banks, no credit cards, no loans of any kind.  Basically, I'd have to do that because taking long periods of time off work to protest would mean I'd have to file for bankruptcy anyhow.  Then I'd remind whoever I was speaking to that this is exactly how WW2 started. 

Revolution in Europe started against capitalism then against capitalism and communism.  When it was all over, the capitalists and communist unevenly divided things up and went on their way.  So when you think left-right wing this and that, remember that fact. 

Cheap labor is brought in to make sure your demands for higher wages are ignored.  You are told to celebrate diversity while it all gets set up.  Meanwhile, the police state welcomes the climate that sort of arrangement brings.  Sure, multi-cultural society works, you just need enough police, prisons, laws and soldiers. 

Remember June 17th, 1953. 

To the powers that be, I dare you to try that here.  You've played commies and German workers.  Now come see what happens when you play commies and American dissidents.   

Friday, October 14, 2011


I've been hitting the weights kind of hard for the past few months.  It has served two purposes.  First, it is good for your health and even better if you don't forget the cardio. Second, one of the 3 people I work out with is the real life Mitch from my book.  So the hours a week I spend in the gym help inspire more ideas for future Cruel New World books. 

One thing I noticed in the desert recently was that you can have big arms and a massive chest and that's great.  What you really benefit from out there is legs are core strength.  Nobody worth going after hangs around the flat areas.  The hills (if they had trees on them and were located in NC, we'd call them mounains) are where the action is.  Your gear, what feels fine all day on level earth, gets really, really heavy up and down hills all day and night.  So I've started including a lot of leg excercises and core stuff into my routines. 

This is something I should have done a long time ago too.  Me and apparently most people I go to the field with can put in 15 mountain miles a day.  We prove that every year over and over again.  Now I feel like I could do 20 a day.  I noticed a big difference in performance on the past few outings.  In fact, having the extra power just makes life easier in general. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The fact is...

I have to publish the second Cruel New World book.  The first book was just a taste apparently.  I've got zero bad feed back except on people not getting their books or the missing chapter.  I hate it and I wish there was something I could do about it.  We all took a hit on that one and without going into great detail, I'm not receiving any royalties from the first book.  That stinks but when you are new to this, its easy to get burned.  The money isn't the thing. 

Right now, I'm hyped up on the fact that everybody who sees me is asking about the next book.  A lot of people see us building a new media just for us and our type.  There is a handful of authors right now turning out books and watching each other's backs best we can.  We don't all agree on everything and hardly any of us write about the same things.  I'm proud to say though that things are looking up and pretty soon you'll be able to expand your nationalists bookshelf with more fictional works, books on religion, revolution and maybe even politics. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cruel New World: Status

After a dispute with the publisher, I think I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I should publish my books myself.  In fact, there are a few of us needing to get works out so there is talk of starting a small  publishing company to put out a few titles from me and my friends. 

Cruel New World Book 2 is being finished up right now.  It was complete already but now I'm trying to find a way to add what was cut out of the first book.  This won't be easy but it'll work itself out.  The problem is that this puts the book I'm working on with JT Ready called "Rip Crew." 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Something to consider about the war on the US/Mexican border.

Make no mistake, there is an undeclared war between the American citizenry and the drug cartels in Mexico.  This battle against Mexican-bourne tyranny has never been just the fight of those who live in border states.  Here is a quick list of defenders at the Alamo which I scaled down to illustrate my point. 

Juan AbamilloSergeantSeguin's cavalry companyunknownTexaskilled in battle
James L. AllenPrivateunknownJanuary 2, 1815Kentuckysurvived
Robert AllenPrivateForsyth's companyunknownVirginiakilled in battle[3]
Horace Arlington AlsburyPrivateGarrison translator, courier1805Kentuckysurvived
George Andrewspossibly aka George Anderson, QuartermasterNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
Miles DeForrest AndrossPrivateBlazeby's infantry company1809Bradford, Vermontkilled in battle[7]
Micajah AutryPrivateHarrison's company (Volunteer Auxiliary Corps)1794Sampson County, North Carolinakilled in battle[8]
Juan A. BadilloSergeantSeguin's cavalry CompanyunknownTexaskilled in battle
Peter James Bailey IIIPrivateHarrison's company (VAC)1812Springfield, Kentuckykilled in battle[9]
Isaac G. BakerPrivateGonzales Ranging Company of Mounted VolunteersSeptember 15, 1814Arkansaskilled in battle[10]
William Charles M. BakerCaptainunknownMissourikilled in battle[11]
John J. BallentinePrivateCarey's artillery companyPennsylvaniakilled in battle[12]
Richard W. BallentinePrivateunknown1814Scotlandkilled in battle[13]
John J. BaughCaptain (adjutant staff officer)unknown1803Virginiakilled in battle[14]
Joseph BaylissPrivateHarrison's company (VAC)1808Tennesseekilled in battle[14]
John Walker Baylor, Jr.PrivateDimitt's companyDecember 1813Stone Creek, Kentuckysurvived
John BlairPrivateunknown1803Tennesseekilled in battle[16]
Samuel BlairCaptain, assistant to ordnance chiefOrdnance Department1807Tennesseekilled in battle[17]
William BlazebyCaptainCommanding officer of an infantry company1795Englandkilled in battle[17]
James BonhamSecond Lieutenantrode in with BowieFebruary 20, 1807Edgefield County, South Carolinakilled in battle[18]
Daniel BournePrivateCarey's artillery company1810Englandkilled in battle[19]
James BowieColonelCommander of volunteers, co-commander of the garrisonApril 10, 1796Logan County, Kentuckykilled in battle
Jesse B. BowmanPrivateunknown1785TennesseeAccording to most lists, Bowman was killed at the Alamo.[22]
George BrownPrivateunknown1801Englandkilled in battle
James BrownPrivateunknown1800Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
Robert BrownPrivateunknownpossibly 1818survived
James BuchananPrivateunknown,marksman1813killed in battle
Samuel E. BurnsPrivateCarey's artillery company1810Irelandkilled in battle[26]
George D. ButlerPrivateunknown1813Missourikilled in battle[26]
John CainPrivateCarey's artillery company1802Pennsylvaniakilled in battle[27]
Robert CampbellLieutenantHarrison's company (VAC)1810Tennesseekilled in battle[27]
William R. CareyCaptainCommanding officer of his own artillery company "The Invincibles"1806Virginiakilled in battle
Charles Henry ClarkPrivateNew Orleans Greys, under Breecekilled in battle.[28]
M.B. ClarkPrivateprobably Baker's companykilled in battle.[29]
Daniel W. CloudPrivateHarrison's companyFebruary 20, 1812Lexington, Kentuckykilled in battle.[29]
Robert E. CochranPrivateCarey's company1810Merrimack County, Pembroke, New Hampshirekilled in battle.[29]
George Washington "Wash" CottleGonzales Ranging Company1811Hurricane Township, Lincoln County, Missourikilled in battle.
Henry CourtmanPrivateNew Orleans Greys under Breece1808Germanykilled in battle.[30]
Lemuel CrawfordPrivateCarey's company1814South Carolinakilled in battle.[31]
David CrockettColonelHarrison's company, fought near chapel & palisadeAugust 17, 1786Greene County, Tennesseekilled in battle.[31]
Robert CrossmanPrivateBlazeby1810Pennsylvaniakilled in battle.[34]
Antonio Cruz y ArochaPrivateSeguin's cavalryunknownMexicosurvived
David P. CumminsPrivateGonzales Mounted Rangers1809Lewiston, Pennsylvaniakilled in battle.
Robert CunninghamPrivateCarey's companyOctober 18, 1804Ontario County, New Yorkkilled in battle.[35][36]
Jacob C. DarstLieutenantGonzales Mounted RangersDecember 22, 1793Woodford County, Kentuckykilled in battle
John DavisPrivateGonzales Mounted Rangers1811Kentuckykilled in battle[37]
Freeman H.K. DayPrivateWhite's infantry company1806killed in battle
Jerry C. DayPrivate[38]unknown1816[37]Missourikilled in battle[38]
Squire DaymonPrivateCarey1808Tennesseekilled in battle
William DearduffPrivaterode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangersc.1811Tennesseekilled in battle
Alexandro de la GarzaPrivateSeguins companyTexassurvived
Stephen DennisonPrivateBlazeby1812England or Irelandkilled in battle
Francis L. DesauqueCaptainDimmittPhiladelphia, Pennsylvaniasurvived
Charles DespallierPrivaterode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangers1812Louisianakilled in battle
Lewis DewallPrivateWhite1812Manhattan, New Yorkkilled in battle[41]
Almaron DickinsonCaptainArtillery officer1810Tennesseekilled in battle[41]
James DicksonNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
John Henry DillardPrivateunknown1805Smith County, Tennesseekilled in battle[43]
Philip DimmittCaptainDimmitt1801Kentuckysurvived
James R. DimpkinsSergeantBlazebyEnglandkilled in battle
Andrew DuvaltPrivateWhite1804Irelandkilled in battle
Carlos EspalierPrivateunknown, but possible Bowie1819San Antonio de Bexar, Texaskilled in battle
José Gregorio EsparzaPrivateSeguins companyFeb. 25, 1802San Antonio de Béxar, Texaskilled in battle[48]
Robert EvansMajor; Master of Ordnanceunknown1800Ireland[50]killed in battle
Samuel B. EvansPrivateunknownJanuary 16, 1812Jefferson County, New Yorkkilled in battle[52]
James L. EwingPrivateCarey1812Tennesseekilled in battle
William Keener FaunterloyPrivateHarrison[53]1814Logan County, Kentucky[52]killed in battle[53]
William FishbaughPrivateGonzales Ranging CompanyunknownAlabama?killed in battle
John FlandersPrivateGonzales Ranging Company1800New Hampshirekilled in battle
Salvador FloresCaptainArtillery officer (under Neill)1806Floresville, Texassurvived
Dolphin Ward FloydPrivateGonzales Ranging CompanyMarch 6, 1804Nash County, North Carolinakilled in battle
John Hubbard ForsythCaptainForsythAugust 10, 1797Avon, New Yorkkilled in battle
Antonio FuentesPrivateSeguins company1813San Antonio de Bexar, Texaskilled in battle
Galba FuquaPrivateGonzales Ranging CompanyMarch 9, 1819Alabamakilled in battle
William GarnettPrivateunknown1812Virginiakilled in battle[59]
James W. GarrandPrivateBlazeby1813Louisianakilled in battle
James Girard GarrettPrivateBlazeby1806Tennesseekilled in battle[59]
John E. GarvinPrivateCarey1809killed in battle
John E. GastonPrivateGonzales Ranging Company1819killed in battle
James GeorgePrivateGonzales Ranging Company1802killed in battle
John C. GoodrichCornetBlazeby or Forsyth1809Virginiakilled in battle[61]
Albert Calvin GrimesPrivateForsyth (possibly)December 20, 1817Georgiakilled in battle
Brigido GuerreroPrivateBowies companyunknownTallenango, Mexicosurvived
James C. GwynnePrivateCarey1804Englandkilled in battle
James HannumPrivateunknown[64]August 8, 1815Pennsylvania[63]killed in battle[64]
John HarrisPrivateGonzales Ranging Company1813Kentuckykilled in battle
Andrew Jackson HarrisonPrivateunknown1809Tennesseekilled in battle[64]
I.L.K. HarrisonunknownHarrison's company (VAC)unknownkilled in battle
William B. HarrisonCaptainHarrison1811Ohiokilled in battle
Joseph M. HawkinsPrivateBaker (possibly)1799Irelandkilled in battle[66]
John M. HaysPrivateBaker (possibly)1814Nashville, Tennesseekilled in battle
Charles M. HeiskellPrivateunknown1813Tennessee (possibly)killed in battle
Patrick Henry HerndonPrivateBaker (possibly)March 1802Virginiakilled in battle[67]
William Daniel HerseeSergeantCarey1805Englandkilled in battle
Benjamin Franklin HighsmithPrivateunknownSeptember 11, 1817St. Charles District, Missouri Territorysurvived[68]
Tapley HollandPrivateCarey1810Ohiokilled in battle[69]
James HollowayNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
Samuel HollowayPrivateBlazeby1808Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
William D. HowellSurgeon (possibly)Blazeby1791Massachusettskilled in battle
Thomas P. HutchinsonNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
Thomas JacksonPrivateGonzales Ranging CompanyIrelandkilled in battle
William Daniel JacksonPrivateCarey1807Kentuckykilled in battle
Green B. JamesonMajorStaff officer1807Kentuckykilled in battle[72]
Gordon C. JenningsCorporalCarey1780Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
Damacio JiménezArtillerySeguins companyTexaskilled in battle
JoeSlave of Travisrode in with Travis1813 or 1815United Statessurvived[73]
Lewis JohnsonPrivateCarey (possibly)Illinois Territory (possibly)killed in battle[77]
William JohnsonPrivateCarey (possibly)Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniakilled in battle[78]
William P. JohnsonSergeant (possibly)unknownsurvived
John JonesFirst LieutenantBlazeby1810New Yorkkilled in battle
John Benjamin KelloggRode with Gonzales Mounted Rangers1817Kentuckykilled in battle
James Kenney1814Virginiakilled in battle
Andrew Kentrode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangers1798VAkilled in battle
Joseph KerrPrivatemarksman, unknown1814Louisianakilled in battle
George C. KimbleLieutenantGonzales Ranging Company1803Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
William Philip KingPrivaterode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted RangersOctober 8, 1820Monroe County, Mississippiyoungest defender killed in the battle
William Irvine LewisPrivate, marksmanwent with Bowie1806Virginiakilled in battle
William J. Lightfoot3rd Corpl.Carey's artillery company1805Kentuckykilled in battle
Jonathan L. LindleyPrivate, artilliarymanCarey's artillery company1814Illinoiskilled in battle
William LinnPrivate, marksmanCapt. Blazeby's infantry companyMassachusettskilled in battle
Byrd LockhartCommissioner, empowered to muster Gonzales Ranging CompanyGonzales Ranging Company1782Virginiasurvived
Toribio LosoyamarksmanSeguín's company1808Texaskilled in battle
George Washington MainLieutenantWhite's infantry co.1807Virginiakilled in battle
William T. MalonePrivate, artilleryCarey's artillery co.1817Georgiakilled in battle
William MarshallPrivate, marksmanBlazeby's infantry co.1808Tennesseekilled in battle
Albert MartinCaptain, courierrode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangers1808Rhode Islandkilled in battle
Edward McCaffertyLieutenantBowies companyunknownunknown, Refugio residentkilled in battle
Jesse McCoyPrivate, marksmanGonzales Mounted Rangers1804Tennesseekilled in battle
William McDowellPrivate, marksmanHarrison's company1794Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
James McGeePrivate, marksmanBlazeby's infantry co.unknownIrelandkilled in battle
John McGregorSergeantCarey's company1808Scotlandkilled in battle
Robert McKinneyPrivaterode in with Bowie1809Tennesseekilled in battle
Eliel MeltonQuartermaster with the rank of LieutenantMember of Lt. Col. James C. Neill's staff1798Georgiakilled in battle
Thomas R. MillerPrivate, marksmanGonzales Mounted Rangers1795Tennesseekilled in battle
William MillsPrivate, marksmanrode in with Bowie1815Tennesseekilled in battle
Isaac MillsapsPrivate, marksmanGonzales Mounted Rangersc. 1795Mississippikilled in battle
Edward F. MitchussonAlamo surgeonAlamo hospital1806Virginiakilled in battle
Edwin T. MitchellPrivate, marksmanWhite's infantry co.1806unknownkilled in battle
Napoleon B. MitchellPrivate, artilleryCarey's artillery co.1804unknownkilled in battle
Robert B. MoorePrivate, marksmanBlazeby's company1781Virginiakilled in battle
Willis A. MoorePrivate, marksmanmay have rode in with Bowie1808unknown, Mississippi residentkilled in battle
John MormanNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
Robert MusselmanSergeantCapt. William Blazeby' infantry company1805Ohiokilled in battle
Andrés NavaPrivate, marksmanSeguín's company1810Texaskilled in battle
Gerald NavanPrivate, couriersurvived
George NegganPrivate, marksmanrode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangers1808South Carolinakilled in battle
Andrew M. NelsonPrivate, marksmanunknown, volunteer1809Tennesseekilled in battle
Edward NelsonPrivate, marksmanBaker's company1816S.Carolinakilled in battle
George NelsonPrivate, marksmanBlazeby's infantry1805S.Carolinakilled in battle
Benjamin F. NoblesLieutenant, spyrode with Dimmit's companyunknownunknownsurvived
James NorthcrossPrivate, artilleryCarey's artillery1804Virginiakilled in battle
James NowlanPrivate, marksmanrode with Cooke's N.O.Grey's1809Englandkilled in battle
William Sanders OuryPrivate, marksman, courierfollowed Travis into the AlamoAugust 13, 1817Abingdon, Virginiasurvived
George PaganPrivateunknown, artillery1810unknown, formerly Natchez Mississippikilled in battle
Christopher Adams ParkerPrivate, marksmanrode in with Dimmitt1814unknown, Mississippi residentkilled in battle
William ParksPrivate, marksmanWhite's infantry company1805Rowan County, North Carolinakilled in battle
William Hester PattonAssistant QuartermasterIn-charge of Alamo companies1808Kentuckysurvived
Richardson PerryPrivateCarey's artillery1817Mississippikilled in battle
Amos PollardAlamo SurgeonAlamo hospital, chief surgeon (under Neill)October 29, 1803Ashburnham, Massachusettskilled in battle
John Purdy ReynoldsPrivate, marksman, surgeonHarrison's company1806Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
Thomas H. RobertsPrivate, marksmanBaker's companyunknownunknownkilled in battle
James Waters RobertsonPrivate, marksmanunknown, volunteer1812Tennesseekilled in battle
Isaac Robinson4th SergeantCarey's artillery1808Scotlandkilled in battle
James M. RosePrivate, marksmanCrockett's company1805Ohiokilled in battle
Louis Moses RosePrivate, marksmanBaker's company1785Ardennes, Francesurvived
Jacob RothMajorHarrison's company (VAC)unknownkilled in battle
Jackson J. RuskPrivate, marksmanBaker's companyunknownIrelandkilled in battle
Joseph RutherfordPrivate, marksmanCarey's company1798Kentuckykilled in battle
Isaac RyanPrivate, marksmanWhites infantry1805Louisianakilled in battle
Mial ScurlockPrivate, marksmanunknown, volunteerMay 25, 1809Chatham County, North Carolinakilled in battle
Juan SeguínCaptainCommander of his own cavalry companyOctober 27, 1806San Antonio, Texassurvived
Marcus L. SewellPrivateGonzales Ranging Company1805Englandkilled in battle
Manson ShiedPrivateCapt. William R. Carey's artillery Co.1811Georgiakilled in battle
Cleveland Kinloch SimmonsLieutenantForsyth's companyJune 8, 1815Charleston, South Carolinakilled in battle
Andrew H. SmithPrivate, marksmanForsyth's cavalry1815Tennesseekilled in battle
Charles S. SmithPrivateCarey's artillery1806Marylandkilled in battle
Joshua G. SmithSergeantForsyth's company1808N Carolinakilled in battle
John William Smithscout, guide, courierGonzales Ranging CompanyMarch 4, 1792Virginiasurvived
William H. SmithPrivateWilliam R. Carey's artillery1811unknown, Nacogdoches residentkilled in battle
Launcelot SmitherPrivaterode in with Travis1800unknown, San Felipe resident, formerly Alabamasurvived
Andrew Jackson SowellPrivate, foragerunknown, Gonzales resident, (Sowell, Smith, and Lockhart possibly guided the Gonzales Mounted Rangers back in on Mar.1)June 17, 1815Tennesseesurvived
John SprattNew Orleans Greyskilled in battle
Richard StarrPrivate, marksmanBlazeby's infantry1811Englandkilled in battle
James E. StewartPrivate, marksmanunknown1808Englandkilled in battle
Richard L. StocktonPrivate, marksmanHarrison' company1817New Jerseykilled in battle
A. Spain SummerlinPrivate, marksmanWhite's infantry1817Tennesseekilled in battle
William E. SummersPrivate, marksmanGonzales Ranging Company1812Tennesseekilled in battle
John Sutherland Jr.Private, physicianPatton's Company, Alamo HospitalMay 11, 1792Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginiasurvived
William DePriest SutherlandPrivate, marksman, physicians assistantPatton's Company, Alamo HospitalAugust 10, 1818Tennessee, Navidad, Tx. resident, formerly Alabamakilled in battle
Edward TaylorPrivatemarksman, unknown1812Tennesseekilled in battle
George TaylorPrivatemarksman, unknown1816Tennesseekilled in battle
James TaylorPrivatemarksman, unknown1814Tennesseekilled in battle
William TaylorPrivatemarksman, unknown1799Tennesseekilled in battle
B. Archer M. ThomasPrivatemarksman, Capt.Harrison's company1818Kentuckykilled in battle
Henry ThomasPrivatemarksman, Capt. William Blazeby's infantry1811Germanykilled in battle
Jesse G. ThompsonPrivatemarksman, unknown1798Arkansaskilled in battle
John W. ThomsonPrivate, surgeon, marksmanAlamo hospital1807N Carolinakilled in battle
John, M. Thurston2nd Lt.Forsyth's cavalry company1812Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
Burke TrammelPrivateCarey's company1810Irelandkilled in battle
William B. TravisLt. ColonelCommander of his own cavalry company, fully commanded Alamo on 2/24/1836August 9, 1809Edgefield District, South Carolinakilled in battle
George W. TumlinsonPrivateCarey's artillery1814Missourikilled in battle
James TyleePrivatemarksman, unknown1795New Yorkkilled in battle
Asa WalkerPrivate, marksmanCapt. Robert White's infantry company (Bexar Guards)1813Tennesseekilled in battle
Jacob WalkerPrivateCapt. William R. Carey artillery company1799Tennesseekilled in battle
William B. WardSergeantunknown, fought near artillery at main gate1806Irelandkilled in battle
Henry WarnellPrivateCapt. William R. Carey artillery company1812Resident of Arkansassurvived
Joseph George WashingtonPrivatemarksman, Harrison's companyca. 1808Tennesseekilled in battle
Thomas WatersPrivateCapt. William R. Carey's artillery company1812Englandkilled in battle
William Wellsmarksman, unknownCapt. William H. Patton's company1798Hall County, Georgiakilled in battle
Isaac WhiteSergeantunknownunknownunknownkilled in battle
Robert WhiteCaptainCommander of his own infantry company, the Bexar Guards1806unknown, Gonzales residentkilled in battle
Hiram James WilliamsonSergeant-Major of the garrisonIn-charge of the Alamo companies1810Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
William Willsunknownunknownunknownunknownkilled in battle
David L. Wilsonunknownfollowed Dimmitt to Bexar1807Scotlandkilled in battle
John Wilsonunknownunknown1804Pennsylvaniakilled in battle
Anthony WolfunknownCapt. William R. Carey artillery companyFebruary 17, 1782Spainkilled in battle
Claiborne Wrightunknownrode in as part of the "Immortal 32" Gonzales Mounted Rangers1810North Carolinakilled in battle
Charles Zancolieutenantordnance (under Neill)1808Randers, Denmarkkilled in battle
JohnunknownHopewell believes he entered the Alamo with Bowie[157]unknownunknownkilled in battle .[

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A few pictures from the border.

I want to start by telling all Americans, and the world, that the situation on the American/Mexican border qualifies as a low intensity conflict (a little war).  You can agree or disagree with the politics of it all but nobody can disagree on that fact.  That being said, I can't see how anybody except a someone who was an outright communist of the Stalinist brand or someone in the employ of the drug cartels would be for keeping the border the way it is.  Well, I've seen it all for myself and now I'm here to share a few pictures with you. 

 This first set of pictures are of a shack we located right before we caught up with 3 narcos.  No shots fired on this occassion.  We checked it again a night later.


And thats the guy who wrote Cruel New World.  I guess I'm a particular kind of author who doesn't live in a fantasy world.  What I experience in the field goes straight into my books. 

 This guy below was near death when we rescused him.  He had been with another two whom we'd rescued earlier.  All of them were out of water but this guy was in the worst shape.  He would have been just another pile of drying bones if we hadn't come along.  I'm sure he'll be feeling great and back to smuggling drugs again in no time!

This cat on the left is wearing a hat depicting the saint of smugglers.  I guess his saint had the day off, huh?  These two tried to bribe us not to call BEP.  First they held a Bible out at us, then offered cash, then drugs.  BEP took them and their dope into custody.  Complete cartel scum bags. 

This is a popular perch for narco spotters. 

This is another one.

This is me right after we had our first blown tire. This added hours to an already lengthy patrol.

Here's a truck load of dope that men from my team intercepted.  Some estimates put the value at over a million bucks.  The local cops helped out with this one. 

Group shot of about half the people there.  This didn't include base camp staff. 
That's all for now!