Lead: Although there were few military engagements in Texas during the War Between the States, thousands of Texans went east into the fighting and Texas was the scene of the last battle.
Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.
Content: Texas joined the Confederacy in March 1861 and supplied the Confederacy with as many as 90,000 soldiers during the four years of conflict. Although several Texas regiments were deployed east of the Mississippi, about two-thirds in the west and the southwest defending Union attempts at invasion, being particularly vigilant on ports and borders, through which supplies flowed to support the Confederate war effort. Troops also warded off Indian and Mexican attacks and other regiments were sent west to expand the Confederacy into Arizona and New Mexico.