Inscription. Refugio County was represented in all four companies of Hobby's Infantry Battalion organized in this county, May 1862. Unit successfully withstood Union bombardment of Corpus Christi, August 1862. Organized into 8th Texas Infantry, February 1863. Regiment staved off another attack on Corpus Christi, November 1863, while covering the Confederate withdrawal from Lower Rio Grande. Most of the 8th were in Red River Campaign 1864 to prevent invasion of Texas. Again defended Texas Coast 1865. Texas coastal defense is a brilliant chapter in South's history.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
|1. Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker|
Composed of: Maj. A.M. Hobby's 8th Bn Tex Inf, Maj. Daniel D. Shea's 4th Tex Arty Bn, Capt. B.F. Neal's btry, Capt. John Ireland's Tex Inf Co, Capt. Jose M. Penazola's Tex Inf Co, Capt. Angel Navarro's Cav Co.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 955.)
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the courthouse entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Commerce Street, Refugio TX 78377, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel A. M. Hobby (here, next to this marker); Refugio County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Sally Scull (here, next to this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Refugio.
More about this marker. On the backside of Colonel A.M. Hobby's marker.
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 543 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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