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"Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the Gran Plaza. San Antonio, Texas, February 16, 1861." From Harper's Weekly. New York, March 23, 1861. 9 x 13 3/4. Wood engraving.

In February 1861, the Confederacy sent commissioners to convince the commander of the U.S. troops in Texas, General David Twiggs, to surrender. As Twiggs, from Georgia, was a southern sympathizer, they had little trouble in so persuading him. On February 16th, 1861, he surrendered his troops to a Confederate force under Ben McCulloch. $35

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