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This Day in Texas History: Stockade Case Trial Commences

This Day in Texas History: Stockade Case Trial Commences May 24, 1869 On this day in 1869, twenty-four defendants went on trial in the celebrated Stockade Case, which refers to the incarceration of thirty-five or thirty-six civilian defendants in a military prison at Jefferson in late 1868 and 1869 and the subsequent trial of twenty-four before…
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This day in Texas History: Governor Grasps at Federal Straw to Stay in Office

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Governor Grasps at Federal Straw to Stay in Office January 15, 1874 On this day in 1874, Democrat Richard Coke was inaugurated as governor of Texas. Nevertheless, Republican governor Edmund J. Davis refused to vacate the office. Coke had overwhelmingly won the gubernatorial election in…
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