Uncovered Texas

Battlefield


Battle of the Knobs

On November 10, 1837, a company of eighteen Republic of Texas soldiers led by Lt. A. B. Benthuysen engaged in a battle with approximately 150 Indians near this site. Ten Texas soldiers were killed in the battle, and the Indian casualties were estimated at fifty. The Texans killed were Alexander Bost....

Historical Marker - Decatur.


El Paso High School

THIS NOBLE EDIFICE HAS HOUSED FACULTY AND STUDENTS OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL SINCE 1916. WITHIN ITS HALLS AND CLASSROOMS THE LIVES AND CAREERS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG EL PASOANS HAVE BEEN MOLDED WELL, THEREBY ENABLING THEM TO TAKE THEIR PROPER PLACES IN THE LIFESTREAM OF THIS NATION. THEY HAVE SUPPORTED AND....

Historical Marker - El Paso.


Moody, William. L.

(1828 - 1920) Came to Texas from Virginia, 1852. Organized and was captain of Co. G, 7th Texas Infantry, the first Freestone County unit to go into battle in the Civil War. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn., Feb. 1862. exchanged, soon won promotion to colonel for bravery on battlefield. Commended for....

Historical Marker - Fairfield.


Kickapoo Battlefield, Site of the

Here General Thomas J. Rusk with 200 Texans on October 16, 1838, attacked a band of hostile Indians and allied Mexicans, molestors of frontier settlements, and routed them.....

Historical Marker - Frankston.


Lee County

(Star and Wreath) County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade. He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not hold it." "The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans." In the....

Historical Marker - Giddings.


Daughters of the Republic of Texas

On November 6, 1891, seventeen women met at the home of Mrs. Andrew Briscoe at this site to organize an auxiliary to the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Anson Jones was elected president of the new organization, Daughters of the Lone Star Republic. Goals set for the group included preserving the me....

Historical Marker - Houston.


San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas

On November 9, 1891, eight Houston women organized the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founding members were Mrs. Andrew Briscoe; Miss Belle Fenn; Mrs. John R. Fenn, who served as chapter president until 1896; Miss Annie Hume; Mrs. Anson Jones, widow of the last Republ....

Historical Marker - Houston.


Davis, Nicholas A. Davis, Chaplain, Church Founded by

Born in Alabama in 1824. Entered Presbyterian ministry. Moved to Texas in 1857. Farmed and preached. At start of Civil War joined the 4th Texas Infantry and went with troops to Virginia. As a Confederate chaplain had same pay and rations as a private, and no status privileges. Duties included religi....

Historical Marker - Jacksonville.


Camp Verde, C.S.A.

Texas frontier regiment outpost was established 1862, southeast and near old U.S. Post Camp Verde. Part of Red River-Rio Grande line of posts a day's horseback ride apart. The troops furnished own guns, mounts, but often lacked food, clothing, supplies. Still, scouting parties, patrols effectively c....

Historical Marker - Kerrville.


Bruce, Lt. Gen. Andrew Davis

Lt. Gen. Andrew Davis Bruce (September 14, 1894-July 27, 1969) Originator of tank destroyer corps; "Father of Fort Hood." Brilliant battlefield leader and educator. Born in St. Louis, Mo.; graduated 1916 from Texas A. and M.; in 1917, began 37 years of active military duty. In France with 2nd Infant....

Historical Marker - Killeen.



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