Feudin’ and Fightin’ Friday: The Jaybird-Woodpecker War

This little war fought in Fort Bend County, Texas had nothing to do with birds, but could very well be described as a race war.

Background

In the early 1820s, the area which comprised Fort Bend County was settled as a so-called  “plantation district”.  By 1861 when it was time to decide whether to secede from the Union this Texas county was one of the largest slave-holding counties in Texas.  Not surprisingly, the slave holders voted 100 percent in favor of secession.

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