Val Verde Battery

Val Verde Battery (HMOQD)

Location: Fairfield, TX 75840 Freestone County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 43.533', W 96° 9.592'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 172 views
Inscription

C.S.A.

Six brass field guns taken by Lt. Joseph D. Sayers' Company in Civil War Battle of Val Verde, N. Mex., 1862, and brought back to Texas with incredible difficulty, armed a new unit of hand-picked men. Sound of the Val Verde guns in action set pace for other outfits, helped secure such victories as the recapture of Galveston, 1863.

At Mansfield, La., April 1864, captured new, longer-range guns.

Unwilling to lose their guns when the war ended, the men buried four. The last commander, T.D. Nettles, brought this one home to Freestone County.
Details
HM NumberHMOQD
Tags
Marker Number9909
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState historical survey committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 769111 N 3513524
Decimal Degrees31.72555000, -96.15986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 43.533', W 96° 9.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 43' 31.98" N, 96° 9' 35.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Commerce St, Fairfield TX 75840, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Captain L.D. Bradley
0.01 miles
Freestone County
0.01 miles
Butler Church Bell
0.12 miles
The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home
0.14 miles
The Manahan House
0.19 miles
Lewis Corner
7.96 miles
Bonner Cemetery
10.4 miles
William Rees
22.7 miles
Tehuacana
22.71 miles
Tehuacana Cemetery
22.72 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?