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MikeyB

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Was the secession issue ever even close for Texas? Was there any element of Unionist sentiment? Or was Sam Houston truly an exception to the rule? Surprised such a beloved figure was not more influential.

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maximus_flavius

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Was the secession issue ever even close for Texas? Was there any element of Unionist sentiment? Or was Sam Houston truly an exception to the rule? Surprised such a beloved figure was not more influential.

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An excellent question. I’d like to know more about Edmund Davis & his men. I’m aware that Texas Confederates killed several Unionist / German immigrants in the Hill country & at Gainesville. I’ve always thought how painful it must have been for Houston to see secession happen. & think of all the scorn he endured.
 

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My recent review of a book of local Northeast Texas history that discussed in depth the divide between Unionist and secessionist Texans that led to tragedies in this part of the state:

 

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Was the secession issue ever even close for Texas? Was there any element of Unionist sentiment? Or was Sam Houston truly an exception to the rule? Surprised such a beloved figure was not more influential.
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Houston, before the war, was beloved because he was seen as a true Texas Patriot, and wanted only what was best for his state. Unfortunately many of his fellow Texans did not share his wit and perception to know, secession was only disaster for Tx.
 
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