In the state-wide balloting concerning secession,
Navarro County voted overwhelmingly for secession 621 to 38. Navarro County was a large
slave owning and cotton growing county.
The last State Convention for
Confederates was held in 1937 at the
Commercial Hotel in Corsicana, Texas. The remaining
six Confederate soldiers were present. They were M. H. Wolfe, Corsicana; Thomas E.
Riddles, Austin; Walter Williams, Franklin; George Kent of Corsicana, James M. Huff and
Mr. Hook. Of these six, Walter Williams was the last soldier. He died in 1959 at the age
of one hundred seventeen (117) years. He was the last of the soldiers of the Civil War.
Civil War Biographies
Camps in Navarro County TX:
Daughters of the Confederacy:
of Confederate Veterans: