A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and Native Americans, and paved the way for the Republic of Texas to emerge.
Don't mess with Texas
Did You Know?
John Coffee Hays kills a man in a saloon quick draw fight. This would be an unlikely feat in real-life. It is accepted now that quick draw contests in the Old West were not common (only one is recorded in history) due to the innacurate fire produced from shooting from the hip. These Old West six-guns had rifled barrels which spun the round creating a more accurate trajectory - the flintlock pistols of the 1830s were not rifled, meaning they were ineffective beyond a few feet, as you would likely miss. What's more, in a quick draw, you cock the pistol with your thumb as you remove it from the holster, with a flintlock, you don't have a hammer. You have a large lock that holds the flint in jaws. To pull this lock back, you need to use your free hand, it is impossible to do with the thumb of your gun hand, meaning that you can't pull and fire the weapon in one motion, a necessity for quick draw. See more
None of the landscape resembles the Texas areas portrayed in this series. There are no mountains between San Antonio and Houston. Filming occurred in Mexico. See more