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Response to carolinayellowdog (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 05:28 PM

102. When Sam Houston was governor of Texas, he didn't want to secede either.

Unfortunately, he was removed from office and they voted to secede anyway. Houston understood why it was a bad idea. Too bad they didn't listen to him. The Confederacy might have lost sooner.

After leaving the Governor's mansion, Houston traveled to Galveston. Along the way, many people demanded an explanation for his refusal to support the Confederacy. On April 19, 1861 from a hotel window he told a crowd:

Let me tell you what is coming. After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, you may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of states rights, the North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction, they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.


As for those that still want to get rid of us "Confederate" states, just call them sore winners

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