"The Texan Scouts, the story of the Alamo and Goliad" is the second novel in Joseph A. Altsheler's "The Texan Series." Each novel in the series is a stand-alone story, but all three are set to the common backdrop of the Texan struggle for freedom from Mexico. An exciting story of great events and heroism, "The Texan Scouts" is highly recommended for fans and collectors of classic Western Fiction. Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1862 - 1919) was an American journalist, editor and author famous for his of popular historical fiction aimed at children. Altsheler wrote a total of fifty-one novels during his life, as well as over fifty short stories. Other notable works by this author include: "The Sun of Saratoga, a romance of Burgoyne's surrender" (1897) and "In Circling Camps, a romance of the Civil War" (1900). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction and biography of the author. This book was first published in 1913.