Texas and the Civil War

The most significant battles in Texas

Quote

"A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under."- Sam Houston
Sam Houston
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8 Facts

Texas Faced attacks from both North and the Cherokee and Kiowa Indians

About 620,000 troops died in the civil war

The war lasted about 4 years

Every southern state seceded from the union within a year

  1. South Carolina - December 20, 1860
  2. Mississippi - January 9, 1861
  3. Florida - January 10, 1861
  4. Alabama - January 11, 1861
  5. Georgia - January 19, 1861
  6. Louisiana - January 26, 1861
  7. Texas - February 1, 1861
  8. Virginia - April 17, 1861
  9. Arkansas - May 6, 1861
  10. North Carolina - May 20, 1861
  11. Tennessee - June 8, 1861

Gettysburg was the deadliest battle by 20,000 deaths

Texas had no major battles

42% of soldiers died from unknown causes

More than 400,000 soldiers were tooken as prisoners

Reflection

I think it is very interesting how Texans had to face both the north and Indians like the Cherokees and the Kiowa. Since Sam Houston wanted to be friends with the Indians I would think he would try to make peace with the Indians.

Questions and answers

What was the deadliest war in the civil war?

Gettysburg.

What accounted for the deadliest weapon in the civil war?

Musket.

How many states seceded from the Union.

11.

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