Kermit in Winkler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel C. M. Winkler
County named for Texas Confederate
—1821 - 1882 —
Native North Carolina. Start of Civil War, organized and took company 150 men to join Confederate army in Virginia. Unit made part 4th Texas Infantry of famed Hood's Brigade. Rose to command regiment as Lt. Colonel. Fought with famous unit in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. Distinguished himself Second Manassas, wounded at Gettysburg. Surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
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 a successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. State and private industry produced war goods. Cotton – life blood of south traded thru 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 958.)
Location. 31° 51.407′ N, 103° 5.607′ W. Marker is in Kermit, Texas Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kermit TX 79745, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winkler County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Community Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moorhead Cable Tool Rig (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kermit (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Duval Townsite (approx. 2.3 miles away); Winkler County Discovery Well (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wink (approx. 8 miles away); Roy Orbison (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kermit.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Clinton McKamy Winkler. After the election of Abraham Lincoln, Winkler and six other prominent Navarro countians organized the secession movement in the county. Winkler then volunteered for Confederate service and was elected commander of the Navarro Rifles. The Rifles became Company I, Fourth Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade, the only unit of Texas infantry to serve in Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. (Submitted on November 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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