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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┬árefers 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: War Department Orders Indian Reservation Surveys

This Day in Texas History: War Department Orders Indian Reservation Surveys April 26, 1854 On this day in 1854, the U.S. War Department ordered Randolph B. Marcy, in conjunction with Indian agent Robert S. Neighbors, to locate and survey land for Indian reservations in unsettled territory, preferably on timbered land of good soil adjacent to…
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