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By Albert A. Nofi

A Civil battle Treasury offers a deeper figuring out of the human part of the conflict and its extra technical facets in addition. the decisions are prepared in a approximately chronological order and there's a short creation to every bankruptcy which outlines the critical advancements of every yr of the conflict.

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Shortly after Texas declared its independence from Mexicoon 2 March 1836, his birthdayHouston led the revolutionary army to victory at San Jacinto (21 April 1836). Three months later he was elected president of the Republic of Texas. Houston served two terms as president of Texas (18361838 and 18421844). When Texas was admitted to the Uniona matter which was long delayed because of its slaveholding statusHouston was elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1859, when he was elected governor of Texas, becoming the only man in American history to have been the governor of two states.

Although Scott, himself a Southerner, disapproved of secession, he did not believe that the Federal government had the constitutional authority to use force to prevent it. Nevertheless, when called upon, he was ready to serve. Despite his age and extreme infirmity, Scott probably had the clearest understanding of what was coming. However, when he asserted that the war would be long, he was regarded by most peoplethough apparently not by Lincolnas a senile old fool. " This called for the imposition of a naval blockade on the South, the concentration of enormous armies in Virginia and the Mississippi Valley and a long war.

Admitted to the bar in Tennessee, Houston acquired a considerable reputation, became a major general of militia and was elected to Congress in 1823 and again in 1825. In 1827 Houston was elected governor of Tennessee. By the age of 34 Houston's career had been remarkable, and great things might well have been expected of him. But in January of 1829 he made a disastrous marriage which lasted less than three months and about which he never afterwards spoke. " Houston lived among the Cherokee for three years.

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