Colonel David Culberson

Colonel David Culberson (HMTYY)

Location: Van Horn, TX 79855 Culberson County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 2.585', W 104° 49.778'

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Native Georgian. Came to Texas 1856. Although opposed to secession he aided in raising 18th Texas Infantry as Lt. Colonel, C.S.A. Made commanding Colonel of 18th in 1862. After service in Vicksburg area broken health forced resignation of command winter 1862-63. As Adjutant and Inspector General of Texas 1863-64 responsible for protection of frontier against Indian attacks, Union invasion.

War brought turmoil to Indians living in Kansas and the Indian Territory, with unfortunate results for Texans on the frontier. Most Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks and Seminoles aided the South, while others adhered to the North. Few Comanches made a treaty with the South; but a great majority with their allies, the Kiowas, held aloof from either side and plundered the frontier at will. Apaches and Kickapoos did the same from Mexico. Texas and Confederate troops, despite poor arms and mounts, held defense lines until war's end.
Year Placed1963
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 516256 N 3434389
Decimal Degrees31.04308333, -104.82963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 2.585', W 104° 49.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 2' 35.10" N, 104° 49' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-209 E 3rd St, Van Horn TX 79855, US
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