Texas flag in civil war

Mr. M Reanna Musick

  • in favor of secession

    the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, public opinion in the cotton states of the Deep South swung in favor of secession
  • legislature met in Austin

    January 21, 1861, the legislature met in Austin and was addressed by Houston
  • texas declared secession from the us

    The state of Texas declared its secession from the United States
  • ordinance of secession

    In the late winter of 1861, Texas counties sent delegates to a special convention to debate the merits of secession. The convention adopted an Ordinance of Secession by a vote of 166 to 8, which was ratified by a popular referendum on February 23
  • texas voters aproved ordinace

    Texas voters approved this Ordinance on February 23, 1861. Texas joined the Confederate States of America
  • joined confederate states

    and joined the Confederate States of America on March 2, 1861
  • texans massaccred band of germans

    August 1862, Texans massacred a band of Germans along the Nueces River
  • 11th texas Calvalry

    In October, 150 Unionists belonging to the Cooke County Union League were arrested at Gainesville by the 11th Texas Cavalry
  • recaptured Galveston

    Confederate troops under Gen. John B. Magruder recaptured the Galveston on January 1, 1863 and it remained in Confederate hands until the end of the war.
  • "supply state

    Texas was mainly a "supply state" for the Confederate forces
  • Battle of Sabine Pass

    The most notable military battle in Texas during the war happened the battle of Sabine Pass
  • Appromattox Court House, Virgina

    Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865, at the Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
  • Robert E. lee's

    Robert E. lee's
    In the kaleidoscope of events following the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army on April 9, Palmito Ranch was nearly ignored.
  • spring of 1865

    In the spring of 1865, Texas contained over 60,000 soldiers of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi under Gen.Kirby Smith. News of the surrender of Lee and other Confederate generals east of the Mississippi finally reached Texas around April 20
  • Battle of Palminto Ranch

    The last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Ranch, was fought in Texas
  • Battle of palmito ranch

    The battle was fought on the banks of the Rio Grande about twelve miles east of Brownsville, Texas
  • troops in galvaston

    May 14, troops in Galveston briefly mutinied, but were persuaded to remain under arms.
  • ordnance building and clothing bureau

    May 23, residents in Houston sacked the ordnance building and the clothing bureau
  • riots

    Riots continued in the city until May 26. Both government and private stores were raided extensively in Tyler, Marshall, Huntsville, Gonzales, Hempstead, La Grange, and Brownsville. In Navasota, a powder explosion cost eight lives and flattened twenty buildings.
  • confederate forces

    May 27, half of the original Confederate forces in Texas had deserted or been disbanded, and formal order had disappeared into lawlessness in many areas of Texas.
  • Kirby Smith surrendered

    Kirby Smith surrendered
    Kirby Smith addressed his few remaining soldiers and condemned those that had fled for not struggling to the last and leaving him "a commander without an army– a General without troops." On June 2, he formally surrendered what was left of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi.
  • president Andrew Johnson

    president Andrew Johnson
    President Andrew Johnson appointed Union General Andrew J. Hamilton, a prominent politician before the war, as the provisional governor on June 17. He granted amnesty to ex-Confederates if they promised to support the Union in the future, appointing some to office.
  • restoration to the union

    Federal troops did not arrive in Texas to restore order until when Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and 2,000 Union soldiers arrived on Galveston Island to take possession of the state and enforce slaves’ new freedoms. The Stars and Stripes was not raised over Austin until June 25.
  • caualties of union and confederate

    In Jame's Barrett's Official report of August 10, 1865 he reported 115 Union casualties[9], one killed, nine wounded, and 105 captured; Confederate casualties were five or six wounded, with none killed
  • readmitted texas to the union

    it was not until March 30, 1870, that the United States Congress readmitted Texas into the Union, although Texas did not meet all the formal requirements for readmission.