Sam Houston is deposed as governor of Texas for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy.
Texas secedes from the Union, and the Federal military commander in the state controversially turns over all property to the Texans.
Texas Governor Sam Houston opposes secession but cannot stop the state convention from proceeding. The Federal military commander in the state asks again for instructions.
The Florida legislature kicks off the month by meeting in special session to consider seceding from the Union. Other states would soon follow.
As the secession frenzy intensified in Georgia, it began rapidly spreading into other southern states as well.
A skirmish that took place in south Texas after the war ended ironically resulted in Confederate victory.