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'

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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.
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
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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
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Commerce St, Fairfield TX 75840, US
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