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This Day in Texas History: Texas Votes to Secede

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texas Votes to Secede January 29, 1861 On this day in 1861, the Secession Convention of the state of Texas voted overwhelmingly to secede from the United States. South Carolina had seceded in December 1860. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln precipitated the fall of…
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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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