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WORLD WAR II

WORLD WAR II . On the home front during World War II Texans sacrificed whatever was necessary to support "our boys ... communities held scrap-iron drives; adults bought war bonds; school children had time allotted during class periods to buy, then ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 01/23/2014 - 16:06 - 0 attachments

WORLD WAR I

WORLD WAR I . Texans were interested in the events of World War I from the beginning of the conflict in Europe in August 1914, and with the ... border. The German motive was to involve Mexico in a war with the United States so that America would be diverted from her possible ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 23:35 - 0 attachments

CIVIL WAR

CIVIL WAR . The sectional controversies that divided the North and South in the ... Georgian in poor health, was awaiting orders from the War Department. On the morning of February 16, Benjamin McCulloch , a veteran Texas Ranger and Mexican War hero and now colonel of Texas cavalry, led at least 500 volunteers into ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 03/04/2011 - 14:40 - 0 attachments

MEXICAN WAR

MEXICAN WAR . The conflict between the United States and Mexico in 1846–48 had its ... Grande. The Mexican government viewed that as an act of war. On April 25 the Mexican troops at Matamoros crossed the river and ambushed ... Polk seized upon the incident to secure a declaration of war on May 13 on the basis of the shedding of "American blood upon American ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 19:51 - 0 attachments

PRISONERS OF WAR

PRISONERS OF WAR . During World War II Texas had approximately twice as many prisoner-of-war camps as any other state. Twenty-one prisoner base (permanent) camps were ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 20:36 - 0 attachments

ARCHIVE WAR

ARCHIVE WAR . In March 1842 a division of the Mexican army under Gen. Rafael ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 03/27/2012 - 09:26 - 0 attachments

HEDGCOXE WAR

HEDGCOXE WAR . The "Hedgcoxe War" of 1852, also known as the Peters colony rebellion, was an armed ...

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CHEROKEE WAR

CHEROKEE WAR . The Cherokee War of 1839 was the culmination of friction between the Cherokee, Kickapoo, and ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 17:01 - 0 attachments

REGULATOR-MODERATOR WAR

REGULATOR-MODERATOR WAR . The Regulator-Moderator War was a feud in Harrison and Shelby counties in the Redlands of East Texas ... Capt. L. H. Mabbitt's company to serve in the Mexican War , presumably much to the relief of Sam Houston and much to the ire of Gen. ...

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JAYBIRD-WOODPECKER WAR

JAYBIRD-WOODPECKER WAR . The Jaybird-Woodpecker War was a feud between two political factions for the control of Fort Bend ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 18:30 - 0 attachments