Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Captain Samuel Walker
Today we feature a portrait of Captain Samuel Walker, a Texas Ranger. The picture was taken in 1846 by Mathew Brady. Walker fought in the Mexican war under Zachary Taylor and General Winfield Scott. As a Texas Ranger, he was not satisfied with the sidearms of the day. He made a trip to New York, and met with Samuel Colt. He described to Colt the type of firearm needed by the Rangers. The outcome of the meeting was the Colt Walker. The Colt Walker became a legend, and favorite sidearm of mounted cavalry.