Camp Ben McCulloch No. 946 United Confederate Veterans

Camp Ben McCulloch No. 946 United Confederate Veterans (HM1R2M)

Location: Driftwood, TX 78619 Hays County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 7.868', W 98° 0.838'

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Hays County Confederate veterans and their families gathered for a reunion in the summer of 1896 and formally organized the Camp Ben McCulloch Chapter of the United Confederate Veterans. The gathering took place near this site at the Martin Spring and campsite on Onion Creek. The reunion grounds were purchased by the organization in 1904 and have continued as the site of the annual reunion with the exception of one year during World War I.

The first commander of Camp Ben McCulloch was Capt. Martin Luther Reed. Other officers elected at the first meeting were Jacob C. Quick, W.M. Weaver, W.W. Davis, W.T. Chapman, Dr. J.M. Pound, and Santa Anna Cruze. The camp was named for Confederate General Ben McCulloch, also a veteran of the Texas Revolution, who died in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in 1862.

The reunion grounds and other responsibilities were transferred to the care of the Confederate Sons after Burl Nash, the last veteran in the county, died in 1947 at age 108. The Sons in turn deeded the camp to the grandsons and other descendants of the Confederate veterans. Reunions continue to be held, illustrating the ongoing impact of the Civil War on Texas history.

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HM NumberHM1R2M
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Marker Number10248
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 594977 N 3333726
Decimal Degrees30.13113333, -98.01396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 7.868', W 98° 0.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 7' 52.08" N, 98° 0' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18219-18299 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood TX 78619, US
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