“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Polk County, C.S.A..

Polk County, C.S.A.. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 16, 2012
1. Polk County, C.S.A.. Marker
Inscription. During Civil War, 1861-65, an area of piney woods, farms, thickets, with an Alabama-Coushatta Indian reservation. Had only 600 voters in 1860 but sent 900 soldiers into the Confederate Army.
Furnished 4 units to Hood's Texas Brigade (Co. B, 1st Regiment; Co. F, 4th Regiment; Co. H and Co. K, 5th Regiment). Also organized Co. K, 14th Texas Infantry, Randal's Brigade; Co. E, 20th Texas Infantry, Harrison's Brigade; Co. F, 22nd Texas Infantry, Waul's Brigade. 21 of the Alabama-Coushattas joined Co. A, Indian Cavalry.
In 1861, gave through Commissioners Court $1,600 to clothe its soldiers. Throughout the war, old men, women, children and slaves produced food and cotton for support of the war effort.
County's numerous ferries and rivers were used in transporting troops and supplies. Such ports as Drew's Landing floated out goods on flatboats. Industries and facilities of importance included Moscow's sawmill, cotton gin, drugstore and school operated throughout the war by the Masonic Lodge.
Livingston was headquarters, 1867-68, for the Federal Army of Occupation, 5th Military District, with Co. A, 15th Infantry and Co. B, 6th Cavalry, stationed here.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey. (Marker Number 10419.)
Polk County, C.S.A.. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, September 16, 2012
2. Polk County, C.S.A.. Marker
30° 42.652′ N, 94° 55.986′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Avenue (Business Highway 59) and West Church Street (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling south on North Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Church Street, Livingston TX 77351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polk County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); 1905 Courthouse Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Polk County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Andress Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. mile away); Birthplace of Margo Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenfield Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livingston.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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