Uncovered Texas


Camp Wallace

Named for World War I army Colonel Elmer J. Wallace, Camp Wallace was established as a training facility for military personnel during World War II. The U. S. government acquired more than 3,300 acres of land between the towns of Hitchcock and Alta Loma on State Highway 6 for placement of the facili....

Historical Marker - Hitchcock.

Holliday, Captain John

(Dec. 8, 1811 - Aug. 19, 1842) Born Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; came to Texas about 1835, joined Texian Army, and was one of 24 survivors of the Goliad Massacre, March 27, 1836. Joined Texian-Santa Fe Expedition, and en route to New Mexico, Aug. 4, 1841, carved his name on a tree in this vicinity. ....

Historical Marker - Holliday.

Lubbock Ranch, Site of

Texas statesman Francis Richard Lubbock (1815-1905) owned a 1300-acre ranch near this site. A native of South Carolina, Lubbock came to Houston in 1837. He soon opened a general store and was a business, political and civic leader. He served as clerk of the Republic of Texas House of Representatives....

Historical Marker - Houston.

Taylor, Edward R. and Ann

"Edward R. and Ann Taylor Edward Ruthven Taylor, born in August 1845 at Independence, Texas, moved with parents Edward Wyllys and Aaroline Taylor to Houston in 1848. Here, in the city's formative years, the family made an impact in the cotton business and in the public education system. At the start....

Historical Marker - Houston.

Confederate Prison Compound

Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. Magruder. The city also had two other compounds where prisoners of war were ....

Historical Marker - Houston.

San Jacinto, Battle of

Within a few minutes the Battle of San Jacinto was over. According to General Houston's report 630 Mexicans lay dead on the field, 208 were wounded and 730 were taken prisoners. Money, arms and equipment were captured. The Texans had 9 killed and 30 wounded.....

Historical Marker - Houston.

Camp Huntsville, World War II Prisoner of War Camp

Camp Huntsville, completed here in 1942, was one of the first prisoner of war (POW) camps built in the U.S. during World War II. Designed to house 3,000 POWs, it had more than 400 buildings, as well as eight branch camps. The first POWs, part of Germany's Afrika Corps, arrived in spring 1943, and by....

Historical Marker - Huntsville.


(Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville) The Republic of Texas Congress passed a law to establish a prison system in 1842, but it wasn't until 1848, after a new law passed the state legislature, that steps were taken to achieve the goal. Huntsville was selected as the site for the state prison facil....

Historical Marker - Huntsville.

State Penitentiary C.S.A. and Texas Civil War Manufacturing

Inmates, slaves, free men worked in the penitentiary textile factory, main source of cloth goods for Confederate Southwest. Here "king cotton" and wool became millions of yards of cloth and yarn, osnaburgs, uniforms for state troops, Confederate army, needy families of soldiers, cloth sales supporte....

Historical Marker - Huntsville.

Hurst, William Letchworth

A native of Tennessee, William Letchworth "Uncle Billy" Hurst (1833-1922) served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. As a member of the Sixty-First Tennessee Infantry, he was involved in fighting near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Following the surrender of his unit to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in 1....

Historical Marker - Hurst.

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