Publisher urges Texans to never surrender

In the May 9, 1865 edition of his newspaper the Houston Telegram, publisher Edward Hopkins Cushing encouraged his readers to keep on fighting and never to knuckle under to the Yankees.

Throughout Lone Star history, the most zealous residents have often been those who were Texan by choice rather than birth. A prime example was Vermont- born and Dartmoutheducated Cushing, who became a naturalized citizen of Texas in 1850 at the age of 21.

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