Alexander Watkins Terrell: Civil War Soldier, Texas Lawmaker, American Diplomat was researched and written by Lewis L. Gould, a Briscoe Center Fellow and professor of history at UT Austin. Terrell fought for the Confederacy during the civil war before fleeing to Mexico and briefly enlisting in the forces of Emperor Maximillian I. He returned to Texas in 1866 and went on to serve in the Texas House and Senate. He was instrumental in the evolution of the Texas Railroad Commission and The University of Texas. Later he served as President Cleveland’s Minister to the Ottoman Empire. Alexander Watkins Terrell was published in 2004 by the University of Texas Press. The project benefited from the generous support of Terrell’s descendants George C. Morris and James McCartney.