AUSTIN — By land and by sea, Federal troops invaded Texas four times during the War Between the States. They never once succeeded.
Why and how Texas became one of just two southern states to succeed at fending off northern aggression is just one of the topics sure to fire debates and imaginations at the Third Annual Save Texas History Symposium.The Civil War in Texas: Death, Disease and Minié Balls is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at the Thompson Conference Center, 2405 E. Campus Drive, Austin, Texas. The symposium brings together top scholars and avid history buffs for a full day’s worth of lectures, activities and discussions about our beloved state’s history.
“Texas never felt the trod of invaders boots, but it wasn’t because it wasn’t tried,” said Don Frazier, professor of history at McMurry University and author of several books on the Civil War. “Each time, Texans were the obstacle – Texans and the vastness of the land.”