TEXAS CONFEDERATES RIDE INTO MEXICAN EXILE

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by Bartee Haile.
 
Two Confederate generals sat down with Emperor Maximilian on Aug. 24, 1865 and presented their bold plan for keeping the Austrian puppet on the Mexican throne. The battle-scarred cavalrymen of the famed Iron Brigade spent the last weeks of the Civil War guarding Little Rock against an attack that never came. When confirmation of Lee’s surrender finally filtered through the lines, Gen. Jo Shelby fell back to Texas to await further orders.

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