(Front Side)County Named for Confederate HeroGeneral "Stonewall" Jackson
1824 - 1863
Gen. Barnard E. Bee, a Texan, gave him the famous sobriquet in first Battle of Manassas. Jackson was rallying his men for a charge as other units retreated. Bee seeing him cried to his men, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." 🔻 In Battles of Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill, Hood's famous Texas Brigade fought under his command. After Gaines Mill when Jackson saw the strong Union fortified position which the Texans had overrun, he—not known to give praise—said, "The men that took this position were soldiers indeed."
Texas in the Civil War
1861 - 1865
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 popular vote for secession 🔻 90,000 troops, famed for mobility and daring, fought on every battlefront. A 2,000-mile frontier and coast were successfully defended from Union troop invasion and savage Indians 🔻 Texas was the storehouse of western Confederacy. Wagon trains laden with cotton - life blood of the South - crossed the state to Mexico to trade for medical supplies, clothing, military supplies 🔻 State and private industry produced guns, ammunition, wagons, pots, kettles, leather goods, salt, hospital supplies 🔻 Wives, sons, daughters, slaves provided corn, cotton, cloth, cattle, hogs, cured meats to the army, giving much, keeping little for themselves.