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April 21, 2010


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Don't forget that the battle also meant that slavery could extend into the new territory. That was, after all, one of the big reasons for the fight in the first place.

Matthew Reid Krell

Although, interestingly enough, despite his support for slaveowners during the First U.S.-Mexican War (or the Texas War of Independence), Sam Houston, who was still serving as Governor in 1861, vetoed the Lege's resolution of secession, refused to recognize their overriding of his veto, and (supposedly) barricaded himself in the Governor's mansion when secessionists attempted to oust him from office. While he was unsuccessful in preventing the secession of Texas, if true, that's a pretty badass story, and only proves the size of his...guts.

And it was a bold statement on his part, too, to be that strong of a Unionist at that point in time in Texas.

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