Texas vs. Indians and Bureaucrats
It was somewhat ironic that the Texas Ordinance of Secession complained bitterly about the U.S. government's failure to honor its promise to protect the Texas borders from hostile Indians and Mexican banditos; then the C.S. government mustered the Texas volunteer frontier battalions when the Commanches and Kiowas were more aggressive than ever. There was, of course, a rationale since the entire country, including Texas, was fighting for survival from an invasion of 2 million yankees. Nevertheless, the state government and the people of Texas resented the competition for soldiers and resources with the national government. Very dangerous and complicated times.