Texas

Place Unit Type
State or Province
Containing Unit
Date Type
Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide in Houston Personal
Comanches defeated at the Battle of Little Robe Creek in Oklahoma and their chief, Iron Jacket, killed Battles/Soldiers
Congress declares war with Mexico following attacks on US forces in disputed Texas border areas Lawmaking/Litigating
Fifth District military governor General Phil Sheridan removes the sitting Texas governor from office. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Texas, Oliver Loving sets out on the first cattle drive into the Colorado Territory Business/Industry
In Texas, the Army recovers a horse herd stolen by Indians Battles/Soldiers
James Pinckney Henderson, the new Senator from Texas, dies in Philadelphia before even taking his seat Personal
Landing in Galveston, Union General Gordon Granger decrees that slavery in Texas is at an end. Lawmaking/Litigating
Long-range patrol in force from the Second Cavalry defeats Comanche war party in south Texas Battles/Soldiers
Mexican troops attack Fort Texas, a U.S. outpost in disputed border area Military/Violent
Mirabeau Lamar, the second President of the Texas Republic, dies in Richmond, Texas Personal
President Johnson relieves Fifth District military governor General Phil Sheridan of his duties. Lawmaking/Litigating
Sam Houston sends Texas Rangers after Comanche Indians Battles/Soldiers
Secretary of War Holt dismisses General Twiggs from the U.S. Army for treachery Battles/Soldiers
Texas secedes from the Union Lawmaking/Litigating
Texas voters ratify the state's Ordinance of Secession by a large majority Campaigns/Elections
The U.S. Post Office reports another record deficit for the year ending June 30, 1859 Business/Industry
U.S. Army skirmish with the Mescalero Apache in west Texas goes badly Battles/Soldiers
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Anderson County, TX County
Andrews County, TX County
Angelina County, TX County
Aransas County, TX County
Archer County, TX County
Armstrong County, TX County
Atascosa County, TX County
Austin County, TX County
Bailey County, TX County
Bandera County, TX County
Bastrop County, TX County
Baylor County, TX County
Bee County, TX County
Bell County, TX County
Bexar County, TX County
Blanco County, TX County
Borden County, TX County
Bosque County, TX County
Bowie County, TX County
Brazoria County, TX County
Brazos County, TX County
Briscoe County, TX County
Brown County, TX County
Burleson County, TX County
Burnet County, TX County
Caldwell County, TX County
Calhoun County, TX County
Callahan County, TX County
Cameron County, TX County
Camp County, TX County
Carson County, TX County
Cass County, TX County
Castro County, TX County
Chambers County, TX County
Cherokee County, TX County
Childress County, TX County
Clay County, TX County
Cochran County, TX County
Coleman County, TX County
Collin County, TX County
Collingsworth County, TX County
Colorado County, TX County
Comal County, TX County
Comanche County, TX County
Concho County, TX County
Cooke County, TX County
Coryell County, TX County
Cottle County, TX County
Crockett County, TX County
Crosby County, TX County
Dallam County, TX County
Dallas County, TX County
Dawson County, TX County
De Witt County, TX County
Deaf Smith County, TX County
Delta County, TX County
Denton County, TX County
Dickens County, TX County
Dimmitt County, TX County
Duval County, TX County
Eastland County, TX County
Edwards County, TX County
El Paso County, TX County
Ellis County, TX County
Erath County, TX County
Falls County, TX County
Fannin County, TX County
Fayette County, TX County
Fisher County, TX County
Floyd County, TX County
Fort Bend County, TX County
Franklin County, TX County
Freestone County, TX County
Frio County, TX County
Gaines County, TX County
Galveston County, TX County
Garza County, TX County
Goliad County, TX County
Gonzales County, TX County
Gray County, TX County
Grayson County, TX County
Gregg County, TX County
Grimes County, TX County
Guadalupe County, TX County
Hale County, TX County
Hall County, TX County
Hansford County, TX County
Hardin County, TX County
Harris County, TX County
Harrison County, TX County
Hartley County, TX County
Haskell County, TX County
Hays County, TX County
Hemphill County, TX County
Henderson County, TX County
Hidalgo County, TX County
Hill County, TX County
Hockley County, TX County
Hood County, TX County
Hopkins County, TX County
Houston County, TX County
Howard County, TX County
Hunt County, TX County
Hutchinson County, TX County
Jack County, TX County
Jackson County, TX County
Jasper County, TX County
Jefferson County, TX County
Johnson County, TX County
Jones County, TX County
Karnes County, TX County
Kaufman County, TX County
Kendall County, TX County
Kent County, TX County
Kerr County, TX County
Kimble County, TX County
King County, TX County
Kinney County, TX County
Knox County, TX County
La Salle County, TX County
Lamar County, TX County
Lamb County, TX County
Lampasas County, TX County
Lavaca County, TX County
Lee County, TX County
Leon County, TX County
Liberty County, TX County
Lipscomb County, TX County
Live Oak County, TX County
Llano County, TX County
Lubbock County, TX County
Lynn County, TX County
Madison County, TX County
Marion County, TX County
Marion County, TX County
Martin County, TX County
Mason County, TX County
Matagorda County, TX County
Maverick County, TX County
McCulloch County, TX County
McLennan County, TX County
McMullen County, TX County
Medina County, TX County
Menard County, TX County
Milam County, TX County
Mitchell County, TX County
Montague County, TX County
Montgomery County, TX County
Moore County, TX County
Morris County, TX County
Motley County, TX County
Nacogdoches County, TX County
Navarro County, TX County
Newton County, TX County
Nueces County, TX County
Nueces River Rivers/Waterways
Ochiltree County, TX County
Oldham County, TX County
Orange County, TX County
Palo Pinto County, TX County
Panola County, TX County
Parker County, TX County
Parmer County, TX County
Pecos County, TX County
Polk County, TX County
Potter County, TX County
Presidio County, TX County
Rains County, TX County
Randall County, TX County
Red River County County, TX County
Refugio County County, TX County
Roberts County, TX County
Robertson County County, TX County
Rockwall County, TX County
Runnels County, TX County
Rusk County, TX County
Sabine County, TX County
San Augustine County, TX County
San Jacinto County, TX County
San Patricio County, TX County
San Saba County, TX County
Scurry County, TX County
Shackleford County, TX County
Shelby County, TX County
Sherman County, TX County
Smith County, TX County
Somervell County, TX County
Starr County, TX County
Stephens County, TX County
Sterling County, TX County
Stonewall County, TX County
Sutton County, TX County
Swisher County, TX County
Tarrant County, TX County
Taylor County, TX County
Terry County, TX County
Throckmorton County, TX County
Titus County, TX County
Tom Green County, TX County
Travis County, TX County
Trinity County, TX County
Tyler County, TX County
Upshur County, TX County
Upton County, TX County
Uvalde County, TX County
Van Zandt County, TX County
Victoria County, TX County
Walker County, TX County
Waller County, TX County
Washington County, TX County
Washington County, TX County
Webb County, TX County
Wharton County, TX County
Wheeler County, TX County
Wichita County, TX County
Wilbarger County, TX County
Williamson County, TX County
Wilson County, TX County
Wise County, TX County
Wood County, TX County
Yoakum County, TX County
Young County, TX County
Zapata County, TX County
Zavala County, TX County
Date Title
Debate Over Increase of the Army, House of Representatives, January 9, 1847
Abraham Lincoln, Speech in United States House of Representatives: The War with Mexico, January 12, 1848
David Wilmot’s Speech in the House of Representatives, Washington, DC, August 3, 1848
New York Herald, “The Kansas Question and the Anti-Slavery Disorganizers,” May 15, 1855
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Future Judged by the Past," January 1, 1857
New York Times, “The Fight in Congress,” December 18, 1857
New York Herald, "The Kansas Trouble in Congress," January 3, 1858
New York Herald, "Kansas," January 4, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Passage at Arms between Lincoln and Douglas in 1854," July 1, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Military,” November 14, 1858
New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 29, 1859
New York Times, “Boundaries of Oregon,” February 21, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Gold Regions of the West,” February 24, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Free vs. Slave,” March 26, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Methodists Expelled From Texas,” April 18, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Is It True or False?,” November 16, 1859
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, February 10, 1860
Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Troubles in Texas,” March 13, 1860
Wilkes' Spirit of the Times, "Spirit of the Week," March 17, 1860
New York Herald, “Seward’s Opinion on the Mexican Business,” April 1, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Noble Deeds of Northern Democracy,” June 23, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Probable Canard,” July 27, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “McKinney and Blunt,” August 8, 1860
Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Plots in Texas,” September 15, 1860
New York Herald, “The Reign of Terror in Texas,” September 16, 1860
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Terrors of Submission," October 11, 1860
New York Times, “The Alabama Insurrection,” October 20, 1860
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 23, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Montgomery," December 1, 1860
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “A British Opinion of American Disunion,” December 12, 1860
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “What Will Texas Do?,” December 15, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Proposed Evacuation of Fort Sumter,” March 13, 1861
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Spirit of Washington Letters,” March 25, 1861
Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Houston and the Rebels,” March 28, 1861
New York Times, “Ho! For The Road!,” April 4, 1861
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Does It All Mean?,” April 9, 1861
Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of a Blockade of the South, April 19, 1861
Entry by Kate Stone, June 30, 1862
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, November 15, 1862
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 18, 1863
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, April 6, 1864
Andrew Johnson, Proclamation Declaring the Insurrection at an End in Texas, and Civil Authority existing throughout the whole of the United States, August 20, 1866, Washington, D.C.
How to Cite This Page: "Texas," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/9087.