Colonels John C. and William F. Upton

Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (HMYZK)

Location: Rankin, TX 79778 Upton County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.559', W 101° 56.215'

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Upton County

County Named for Texas Confederates
John C. Upton and W. F. Upton (Brothers)

John Cunningham Upton

Born Tennessee. Came to Texas 1859. Raised company outbreak of Civil War. Attached to 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's famed Texas Brigade, fighting in the campaigns in and around Virginia. Rose to Lt. Colonel of his regiment. The day before his death at the Battle of Second Manassas, led charge upon the enemy rear guard which was a seldom seen, yet brilliantly executed move.
A Memorial to Texas who served the Confederacy.

Colonel William F. Upton
Born Tennessee. Came to Texas 1853. When Civil War broke, enlisted Texas state troops mustered in for Texas frontier protection. He served in various military units in Texas, helping to successfully guard the 2000 miles of frontier and coastline open to Union or Indian attack. Promoted to Lt. Colonel of Mann's regiment, stationed in Galveston area along with other Texas troops to prevent expected mass Union invasion in 1865. Member of State Legislature 1866, 1876-82.
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texsa
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 220230 N 3458366
Decimal Degrees31.22598333, -101.93691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.559', W 101° 56.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 33.54" N, 101° 56' 12.90" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1041 10th Ave, Rankin TX 79778, US
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