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This Day in Texas History: Freethinker Whipped in Bell County

This Day in Texas History: Freethinker Whipped in Bell County October 6, 1877 On this day in 1877, botanist and doctor Levi James Russell was whipped for being an infidel and free thinker. The Georgia native was born in 1831 and in 1868 moved to Harrisville, Texas, where he bought a farm and practiced medicine.…
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This Day in Texas History: Texans Fight at Chickamauga

This Day in Texas History: Texans Fight at Chickamauga September 19, 1863 On this day in 1863, the two-day battle of Chickamauga began, ending in one of the last great field victories for the Confederacy. The first day’s action, fought in densely wooded terrain, became a classic “soldier’s battle” in which generalship counted for little…
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