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This Day in Texas History: Texas Brigade Rallies Around General Lee

This Day in Texas History: Texas Brigade Rallies Around General Lee May 06, 1864 On this day in 1864, in one of the most moving incidents of the Civil War, Confederate general Robert E. Lee ordered the celebrated Hood’s Texas Brigade to the front, and they in turn ordered him to the rear. During a…
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This Day in Texas History: Radical Republican Involved in Massacre

This Day in Texas History: Radical Republican Involved in Massacre May 04, 1886 On this day in 1886, Albert Richard Parsons, a labor organizer from Texas, was implicated in the infamous Chicago Haymarket Massacre. The brother of Confederate colonel William Henry Parsons, Albert served in Parsons’s Brigade, a unit of Texas cavalry commanded by his…
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This Day in Texas History: Port of Saluria Prominent in Civil War

This Day in Texas History: Port of Saluria Prominent in Civil War April 25, 1861 On this day in 1861, 500 Federal troops stranded at the port of Saluria in Calhoun County were forced to surrender to Confederate colonel Earl Van Dorn. Saluria, at the eastern end of Matagorda Island, was founded in the 1840s…
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This day in Texas History: Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator as Traitor

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator as Traitor January 23, 1863 On this day in 1863, Confederate soldiers hanged Martin Hart in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This attorney from Hunt County had served in the Texas legislature, where he spoke out against secession. After secession, he resigned…
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This day in Texas History: Texas Troops Captured at Arkansas Post

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texas Troops Captured at Arkansas Post January 11, 1863 On this day in 1863, the remnants of the Fourth Brigade of Walker’s Texas Division were captured intact at Arkansas Post. The division, organized in Arkansas in October 1862, was the only division in Confederate service…
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