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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel Henry P. Brewster

Texas In the Civil War

 

—Brewster County —

 
County Named for Texas Confederate Colonel Henry P. Brewster (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, November 1, 2011
1. County Named for Texas Confederate Colonel Henry P. Brewster (Side A)
This view includes the Colonel Brewster monument/marker with the Brewster County Courthouse, gazebo, and World War II anti-tank gun.
Inscription.
Side A:
County Named for Texas Confederate
Colonel Henry P. Brewster
1816-1884
South Carolinian came to Texas, 1836 - Attorney General, State of Texas, 1847-49. When South seceded he was instrumental in recruiting post office personnel, gathering property, arms, munitions of war from Texas for the Confederacy. Appointed Adjutant and Inspector General under General Albert S. Johnston. Assigned special duty under General John B. Hood. Buried 60 fathoms deep in the Gulf of Mexico at his request.
A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy



Side B:
Texas
In the Civil War
1861 - 1865
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famous for daring and mobility, fought on every battlefront. A 2000 mile frontier and coastline was successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. State and private industry produced war goods. Cotton - life blood of South - traded through Mexico for medicine and military supplies. Texas was storehouse of Western Confederacy. Citizens made sacrifices to produce food and clothing for Texas fighting men.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6404.)
 
Location.
Texas In the Civil War (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, October 7, 2010
2. Texas In the Civil War (Side B)
30° 21.522′ N, 103° 39.781′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on North 6th Street south of West Sul Ross Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The monument/historical marker stands in the northeast lawn of the Brewster County Courthouse. Behind it is a M5 75mm Anti Tank Gun. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 105 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Our Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); This Enduring Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 500 feet away); John R. Holland (about 500 feet away); Holland Hotel Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alpine.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Colonel Henry P. Brewster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Colonel Henry P. Brewster Marker
County Named for Texas Confederate Colonel Henry P. Brewster image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, September 1, 2013
4. County Named for Texas Confederate Colonel Henry P. Brewster
 
 
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