County Named for Confederate Hero / Texas in the Civil War

County Named for Confederate Hero / Texas in the Civil War (HM1SJ6)

Location: Aspermont, TX 79502 Stonewall County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 8.41', W 100° 13.68'

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County Named for Confederate HeroGeneral "Stonewall" Jackson
1824 - 1863


Gen. Barnard E. Bee, a Texan, gave him the famous sobriquet in first Battle of Manassas. Jackson was rallying his men for a charge as other units retreated. Bee seeing him cried to his men, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." 🔻 In Battles of Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill, Hood's famous Texas Brigade fought under his command. After Gaines Mill when Jackson saw the strong Union fortified position which the Texans had overrun, he—not known to give praise—said, "The men that took this position were soldiers indeed."

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Texas in the Civil War
1861 - 1865


Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 popular vote for secession 🔻 90,000 troops, famed for mobility and daring, fought on every battlefront. A 2,000-mile frontier and coast were successfully defended from Union troop invasion and savage Indians 🔻 Texas was the storehouse of western Confederacy. Wagon trains laden with cotton - life blood of the South - crossed the state to Mexico to trade for medical supplies, clothing, military supplies 🔻 State and private industry produced guns, ammunition, wagons, pots, kettles, leather goods, salt, hospital supplies 🔻 Wives, sons, daughters, slaves provided corn, cotton, cloth, cattle, hogs, cured meats to the army, giving much, keeping little for themselves.
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HM NumberHM1SJ6
Marker Number1086
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 385463 N 3667497
Decimal Degrees33.14016667, -100.22800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.41', W 100° 13.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 24.6" N, 100° 13' 40.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806, 940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-380, Aspermont TX 79502, US
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