The Confederate reunion grounds in Mexia, Texas




Zander, Cecily Nelson

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Emerging Civil War


On a recent drive from Dallas to College Station, Texas (better known in these parts as ‘Aggieland’) I happened to pass a sign that caught my attention. It was for a Texas State Historic Site in the small town of Mexia. The town itself, named for a Mexican general who fought for Texas independence in the Texas Revolution, has connections to several major historical events–including the Civil War, the Indian Wars (Quanah Parker’s mother was born near Mexia), and even World War 2. POW’s from Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps were imprisoned near the town.


Article originally published by Emerging Civil War. English. Published May 2022. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.


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This is the published version of an article that is available at Recommended citation: Zander, C. N. (2022, May 13). The Confederate reunion grounds in Mexia, Texas. Emerging Civil War. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.