Colonel John S. Sutton

Colonel John S. Sutton (HM27Z4)

Location: Sonora, TX 76950 Sutton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 34.326', W 100° 38.649'

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County Named for Texas Confederate

—1812 - 1862 —

At outbreak Civil War, this veteran soldier, Ranger, Indian fighter joined 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers. Elected Lt. Colonel, led five companies, Arizona-New Mexico campaign designed to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. Mortally wounded in Battle of Val Verde while leading rifle assault against enemy cannons, he refused immediate aid and motioned on his battalion which captured the battery.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
Erected by the State of Texas 1963

Texas in the Civil War

Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famous for daring and mobility fought on every battlefront. A 2000 mile frontier and coastline was successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. State and private industry produced war goods. Cotton—lifeblood of the South—traded through Mexico for medicine and military supplies. Texas was storehouse of Western Confederacy. Citizens made sacrifices to produce food and clothing for Texas fighting men.
HM NumberHM27Z4
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 342332 N 3383332
Decimal Degrees30.57210000, -100.64415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.326', W 100° 38.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 19.56" N, 100° 38' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Sonora TX 76950, US
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