Texas in the Civil WarDuring the 4 years, 4 months after secession, Texas sent 18 lawmakers to the Confederate capitols. Her delegates to the Provisional Congress, Feb. 1861 to Feb. 1862, were John R. Gregg, Freestone County; John Hemphill, Travis County; Wm. B. Ochiltree, Nacogdoches County; Williamson S. Oldham, Washington County; John H. Reagan, Anderson County; Thomas N. Waul, Gonzales County; and Louis T. Wigfall, Harrison County. Texans in the first Confederate States Congress, Feb. 1862-Feb. 1864, were B. H. Epperson of Red River County; M. D. Graham, Rusk County; Peter W. Gray, Harris County; Claiborne C. Herbert, Colorado County; Frank B. Sexton, San Augustine County; John A. Wilcox, Bexar County; and Wm. B. Wright, Lamar County. Oldham and Wigfall served as senators, 1862-1865. Herbert and Sexton were re-elected to the Second Confederate Congress, in 1864. Their colleagues were Gen. John R. Baylor, Parker County; Anthony M. Branch, Walker County; Stephen H. Darden, Gonzales County; and Simpson H. Morgan, Red River County. Several congressmen left the legislative branch of the government for the battlefield, two becoming generals. Others left for presidential assignments— one, Reagan, to be postmaster-general in the cabinet.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
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|Date Added||Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 309800 N 3720946|
|Decimal Degrees||33.61133333, -95.05013333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 36.68', W 95° 3.008'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 36' 40.8" N, 95° 3' 0.48" W|
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