Sherman in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Grayson County C.S.A.
Military, defense and supply center in the Civil War. 11th Tex. Cav. Regt. raised in this and area counties, May 1861. Removed immediate danger from North by capture [of] Forts Washita, Cobb, Arbuckle in Indian Territory. Beef for these posts was supplied by local contractor. Men and boys served in 16th, 20th Tex. Cav. Regts., the Border Regt., and State Militia. The 9th Tex. Cav. Regt. that became part of famed Ross Brigade was organized Oct. 1861 at Brogdon Springs. Fort Preston, 17 mi. N. on Red River was used by Confederate and State troops as a post on defense line along river to prevent Indian raids and Federal invasion. Supplies brought to
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Ft. Preston by boat were sent by wagon to other frontier forts. Regional depot was set up in Sherman 1861 to receive clothing for soldiers. A commissary supplied food to passing troops, families and widows of soldiers. Col. William C. Quantrill, C.S.A., and his notorious guerrilla fighters - including members of the James and Younger Gangs - camped near here in 1863-4. He is credited with stopping cattle thefts from across Red River and persuading a "mob" of war widows not to storm the commissary for coffee and tea. However, he had to flee to escape Confederate arrest because of practice of killing deserters and
Erected 1964 by the State of Texas.
Location. 33° 38.166′ N, 96° 36.601′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of Crockett Street and Houston Street (Texas Highway 56), on the left when traveling south on Crockett Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northwest grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Houston Street, Sherman TX 75090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers (a few steps from this marker); Eleventh Texas Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Texas Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County Peter W. Grayson (within shouting distance of this marker); Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sherman.
Also see . . .
1. An Illustrated History of Grayson County, Texas. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ninth Texas Cavalry. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Eleventh Texas Cavalry. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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