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Civil War in the Lone Star State


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Civil War in the Lone Star State


In February 1861, Texans voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy soon after. As a result, the Lone Star State became involved in a four-year conflict that would take the lives of many and leave none untouched. Texas escaped much of the terrible destruction of the war for a simple reason—United States troops never managed to invade and occupy the state’s interior. Nevertheless, Texans paid a huge price for the war, primarily in terms of lives lost and ruined in the Confederate Army and in the privations of families left at home.

TSHA documents the Texans involved in the conflict and the major events that took place in the state in Civil War in the Lone Star State. In this eBook, you will learn more about:

  • The major battles and campaigns that involved Texas and its citizens
  • Military commanders and leaders associated with Texas, such as Thomas Green and John Bell Hood
  • Major events which took place in Texas during and after the war, such as the Great Hanging in Gainesville and the Juneteenth celebrations
  • And much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Civil War
  2. Harriet Lane
  3. Star of the West
  4. Battle of Sabine Pass
  5. Battle of Galveston
  6. Red River Campaign
  7. Battle of Palmito Ranch
  8. Thomas Green
  9. John Bell Hood
  10. Benjamin McCulloch
  11. Hiram Bronson Granbury
  12. Richard Taylor
  13. Walker’s Texas Division
  14. Hood’s Texas Brigade
  15. Eighth Texas Cavalry (Terry’s Texas Rangers)
  16. Sibley’s Brigade
  17. Buffalo Soldiers
  18. Susanna Shubrick Hayne Pinckney
  19. Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmundson Seelye
  20. Mollie Arline Kirkland Bailey
  21. Matilda Jane Fuller Young
  22. David Owen Dodd
  23. William Clark Quantrill
  24. Isabelle (Belle) Boyd
  25. Sam Houston
  26. Francis Richard Lubbock
  27. Oran Milo Roberts
  28. Edmund Jackson Davis
  29. Andrew Jackson Hamilton
  30. First Texas Cavalry, USA
  31. Great Hanging at Gainesville
  32. Juneteenth
  33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly Selected Articles

Published: 2015