Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Bayland Guards
The Bayland Guards fought with the rest of the regiment at the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth and Hatchie Bridge in 1862. At the Battle of Shiloh, half of Company C was wounded or killed. During the Vicksburg campaign in 1863, the Second Texas distinguished itself by defending a crescent-shaped fortification in the center of the line of Confederate defense while withstanding Union assaults and 46 days and nights of shelling and bombardment. The Second Texas infantry and the other defenders were surrendered at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 and were promptly paroled to make their way back to Texas.
The decimated regiment reorganized
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15755.)
Location. 29° 42.785′ N, 94° 59.611′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Bayland Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayland Orphanage (here, next to this marker); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (here, next to this marker); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 1.8 miles away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morgan's Point Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Homesite of William Scott (approx. 2.7 miles away); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wade and Mamie Irvin House (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baytown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.