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This Day in Texas History: Soldiers Charged with Setting Fires / Looting in Brenham

This Day in Texas History: September 7th, 1866 – Soldiers Charged with Setting Fires / Looting in Brenham On this day in 1866, federal soldiers under Bvt. Maj. George W. Smith reportedly set fire to and looted several stores in Brenham. The incident grew out of a controversy involving newspaper editor D. L. McGary’s frequent…
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This Day in Texas History: Republic of Texas Defeats Revolutionary Plotters

This Day in Texas History: Republic of Texas Defeats Revolutionary Plotters May 17, 1839 On this day in 1839, Manuel Flores and his band were defeated on the North San Gabriel River by Texas Rangers. Flores had led an expedition from Matamoros carrying war supplies to Texas Indians whom the Mexicans were trying to organize…
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