The Confederate reunion grounds in Mexia, Texas
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.