Texas State Historical Association
A brilliant attorney and political insider, William Pitt Ballinger was one of the most powerful men in Texas during the mid-19th century. He lived and worked in Galveston, a booming city and one of the South's most prominent commercial ports. Prior to the Civil War, Ballinger practiced law with grea....
Parrish, T. Michael
"A Texas-Sized Dilemma: How Did 'Passionate Unionist' Lawyer End Up As 'Diehard Confederate'?,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 3
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol3/iss2/2