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At the close of the Revolutionary war it was taken to New Orleans and kept there until the second war with Great Britain, when it took an active part under Gen. Jackson in the great battle of New Orleans, and helped to shout for victory there for freedom, and shriek defeat into the cars of Packenham. It rested until the commencement of the Texan war, when it was carried, by a regiment of volunteers from New Orleans to assist the Texans in gaining their independence from Mexico. In March, 1836, it was present and took part in the bloody siege and fight of Alamo, and would have heard, had it cars, the death of the brave David Crockett, James Bowie, and a host of kindred spirits whose blood was freely offered up for their country's cause, and whom fame has crowned with never-failing glory. The Alamo fell, but not until all of her defenders had suffered martyrs' deaths at the hands of cruel and treacherous Mexicans. The only souls left out of the one hundred and thirty-six to tel
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