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Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.

Houston was founded on August 30, 1836. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston. It was Texas' capital from then until 1839 when it moved to Austin.

Houston in The Guns of the SouthEdit

As Texas had a labor shortage, slaves were dearer there than in the eastern part of the Confederacy. In 1865, one man bought several slaves at Josiah A. Beard's auction in Nashville, North Carolina for the express purpose of transporting them to Houston for resale at a few hundred dollars profit.[1]

Houston in Southern VictoryEdit

Houston was the largest city near Humble. It was here that Raymond Pinkard, the son of Jefferson Pinkard was born in 1944. Jefferson Pinkard was imprisoned and executed in Houston in 1945.

Although they shared the same name, the city of Houston was never within the boundaries of the U.S.-created State of Houston, which was in fact a few hundred miles away from the city. Jefferson Pinkard once remarked on how damnably confusing that was.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, p. 316-317.

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