San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Led 5th Texas Cavalry Battle Val Verde
in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861
1862 Commanded "Cotton Clad" carrying
cavalrymen dubbed "Horse Marines" in
recapture Galveston January 1863. Made
Brigadier General while leading
Green's Cavalry Division 1863 campaign
to save Louisiana. Killed 1864 leading
attack at Blair's Landing, Louisiana in
Red River Campaign to prevent the
Federal invasion of Texas. An ardent
Texan, a brave leader, he constantly
sought the heat of battle.
A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy
This county was named in honor of
1814 - 1864
Came to Texas from Tennessee 1833
Veteran Battle of San Jacinto 1836
manning famed "Twin Sisters" cannons.
Fayette County Representative 4th
Congress. Secretary of Senate 6th and
8th Congresses. Clerk of Supreme Court
1841-1861. Participated Frontier Indian
Campaigns. Member Sommervell Expedition
Officer in Mexican War, Confederate
General in the Civil War
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 11186.)
Location. 31° 27.722′ Click for map. Marker is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Beauregard Avenue, San Angelo TX 76903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Tom Green County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Green County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles B. Metcalfe (within shouting distance of this marker); Crew of "Abbot 27" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The San Angelo Standard (about 600 feet away); Chadwick Building (about 700 feet away); Myers Drug (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Angelo.
Also see . . .
1. Tom Green County Official Website. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tom Green County, Texas. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Green Bio. (Submitted on February 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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