Posted by A Southern Gentleman on May 19, 1998 at 23:27:11:
In Reply to: More questions about flags posted by Coffey on August 03, 1997 at 13:20:26:
This all a bunch of B.S. Texas never became an independant country during the Civil War. The only time Texas had been an independant country was for ten years.(1835-45) Texas had completely joined the Union on Dec. 29, 1845. If they only joined the Confederate states to get accepted into the Union, why did they fight for the confederacy for most of the war? Texas seceded from the United States in March of 1861. More than 50,000 confederates came from Texas on their own free will. This was the vast majority at the time. Texas was also a great supplier to the confederate states during the war and nobody forced them and they certainly did not have to join the C.S.A. because that was the only way they could get accepted into the Union! They suceeded and supplied and sent troops on a totaly volunteer basis. This is one of the reasons that Winfield Scott Hancock wanted to split the confederacy down the Mississippi. This sight was totaly unresearched. Only some MORON could have written it! I am a confederate sympathiser and your make-believe story is nothing but fiction!Texas proudly took on the confederate flag! They had no means of becoming a country on their own!
A Southern gentleman
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