Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1862

Texas Timeline Index

March 07, 1862 John Bell Hood assumes command of the 'Texas Brigade.'
April 06, 1862 Albert Sidney Johnston is killed in battle at Shiloh, Tennessee.
May 05, 1862 Cinco de Mayo; the Mexicans rout the French at Puebla.
August 10, 1862 Vengeful Confederates attack German-American loyalists on the banks of the Nueces; 40 die.
September 11, 1862 William Sydney Porter ('0'Henry'), who lives and writes for a time in Texas, is born in North Carolina.
October 0, 1862 The Great Gainesville Hanging. Nineteen men thought to be Union sympathizers are strung up on various days throughout the month in the aftermath of an incident known as the Peace Party Conspiracy.
October 26, 1862 Federal gunboats blockade Pass Cavallo and take Indianola
November 29, 1862 John Bankhead Magruder arrives in Texas to take command of the Confederate forces.

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