civil war

Remembering the Migration of Freed Slaves on the Emancipation Trail

October 27, 2022 | By Brooke A. Lewis

The San Jacinto Battlefield Will Glow with Luminarias on Saturday to Honor Texans Killed in Battle

November 10, 2021 | By Matt Joyce

The glow of 21,500 luminarias will brighten the grounds of the San Jacinto Battlefield in La Porte this Saturday, Nov.

This Native Bean Can Be Made Into Gluten-Free Flour, Jelly, Coffee, And More

July 31, 2019 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Though mesquite beans haven’t become a staple of modern American diets, they were a major food source for indigenous communities in the Southwest and Mexico for thousands of years. The beans are harvested summer through early fall.

Forgotten Conflict

August 14, 2015 | By Gene Fowler

When historians expound on the most important action in the Civil War, they usually focus on battles fought east of the Mississippi River.

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Symposium

January 14, 2015 | By

Far from the battlefields of the Southeast, a little-known but influential chapter of the Civil War unfolded on the Texas-Mexico border as Rebels and Yankees fought for control of valuable cotton-trading routes.

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