Dissension within the Confederacy : the Tenth Legislature of Texas during the U.S. – C.S. War.
At the time that Texas’ Tenth Legislature began their session in the autumn of 1863, the war between the United States and the Confederacy was in its third year. The Eighth and Ninth Legislatures worked to respond to the necessities of the state during the outset and first years of the war, often putting the war effort and the needs of the Confederacy first. Various issues such as state finances, state defense, and frontier protection demanded action. After the summer of 1863, as the war shifted in favor of the North, the newly elected legislature and new governor began to put the needs of Texas first. This caused some dissension between the state and the Confederate government.