Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1861

Texas Timeline Index

January 21, 1861 Gov. Sam Houston submits the secession resolution to the legislature.
February 01, 1861 The ordinance of secession passes.
February 13, 1861 Robert E. Lee leaves Fort Mason on his way back to Virginia, to lead the South in the Civil War.
February 16, 1861 Local secessionists in San Antonio force Gen. David Twiggs to surrender all U.S. equipment.
April 13, 1861 Fort Sumter is fired upon; the Civil War begins.
May 29, 1861 Henry Robinson, famed Indian fighter, is killed near Uvalde
August 03, 1861 The U.S.S. South Carolina fires on Galveston.
September 09, 1861 Col. Benjamin Terry organizes his 'Texas Rangers.'
December 14, 1861 H. H. Sibley takes command of the 'Army of New Mexico' at Fort Bliss and prepares for his ill fated attempt to conquer the Southwest for the Confederacy.
December 17, 1861 Col. Ben Terry is killed leading a Rebel charge against the Union in Kentucky.

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