Remains of the Day

I thought I knew everything about history until I strolled through the Texas State Cemetery, where Stephen F. Austin holds court, the Confederacy lives on, and the greatest shortstop ever is waiting to be discovered.
The monument for the Father of Texas, whose remains were moved here in 1913.
Photograph by Jeff Wilson

In the northeast corner of the Texas State Cemetery, in a plot far removed from the other graves, rest the remains of Antonio Briones, a Mexican immigrant who fought on the Union side during the

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