Making Headlines: Texans During the Civil War
April 9-December 31, 2015
Did you know the final battle of the Civil War took place in Texas after Abraham Lincoln's assassination? Or that 47 Irish immigrants from Houston defeated a Union invasion force of 5,000 soldiers? Or that the first Medal of Honor recipient from Texas was a former slave? These are just some of the amazing stories in the new exhibit, Making Headlines: Texans During the Civil War. This display commemorates the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War through artifacts, documents and photographs. See the Bible that stopped a bullet and saved Sam Houston Jr.'s life, the only military medal created by the Confederacy and orders for the last engagement of the war. Even test your knowledge with the Civil War Headline Quiz.
Photo: Private Japhet Collins, circa 1861.
Courtesy DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III
Texas Photography Collection, Dallas.