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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General John Gregg / Texas Secession Convention

1828-1864

 
 
General John Gregg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, December 6, 2009
1. General John Gregg Marker
Inscription.
General John Gregg
Born Alabama. Came to Texas 1854. Judge, Confederate congressman. Organized 7th Texas Infantry as colonel 1861. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn. 1862. Promoted brigadier general after exchange. Commanded brigade Vicksburg Campaign 1863. Severely wounded Battle of Chickamauga Oct. 1863. Returning to action 1864 led Hood's Texas Brigade in heavy fighting in Virginia. Killed in action near Richmond, Oct. 7, 1864. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy; erected by the State of Texas 1963

(Reverse):
Texas Secession Convention
This meeting, which had John Gregg as a key member, was extra-legal governing body of delegates from over Texas, held January-March 1861. Drew up secession ordinance - ratified by 3 to 1 popular vote. Selected delegates to convention of southern states in Montgomery, Ala. Declared office of Anti-secessionist Governor Sam Houston vacant, putting in Lt. Governor Edward Clark. Ratified C.S.A. Constitution. Raised troops to seize U. S. property, getting $3,000,000 worth by surrender. Placed troops at outposts to protect frontier.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas.
 
Location. 32° 29.789′ N, 94° 
Texas Secession Convention Marker (REVERSE) image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, December 6, 2009
2. Texas Secession Convention Marker (REVERSE)
44.338′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Methvin Street and North Center Street. Click for map. In front of Gregg County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O. H. Methvin, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); The Courthouses of Gregg County (within shouting distance of this marker); Banking — The Final Ingredient (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Everett Building (about 500 feet away); Dalton Gang's Last Raid (about 600 feet away); Delta Drilling Company (about 700 feet away); The End of the Beginning (about 700 feet away); Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
 
More about this marker. It is distinguished by the common appearance of a monument/marker for a Texas Confederate.
 
Regarding General John Gregg / Texas Secession Convention. In 1963 thousands of monuments were erected to honor the soldiers and officers of the Confederates that defended Texas. Many of these are placed at courthouse squares in county seats named after Confederate soldiers.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Marker located in front of Gregg County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Marker located in front of Gregg County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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