Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Washington County, C.S.A.
Brenham, terminus of rail connections to Houston, was alive with troops, stagecoaches, freighters. Here, the early morning train was met by a pony express operation that carried the Houston Telegraph to Austin so that town's Gazette might publish the latest war news in the State Capitol.
A Confederate paper shortage forced the Brenham Banner to suspend publication. In nearby Washington-on-the-Brazos, however, Eva Lancaster never missed an issue, printing The Texas Ranger while her husband and two sons spent four years fighting for the South.
Cavalry, infantry and artillery units from Washington County fought on all fronts during the war. Waul's Legion organized and trained in county, and Brenham served as the headquarters for the Reserve Corps of Texas. Additionally, Gen. Jerome Robertson of Independence led the celebrated Hood's Texas
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8400.)
Location. 30° 10.038′ N, 96° 23.867′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business U.S. 290), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. On the north side of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Main Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Texas Confederate County Commissioners Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brenham Maifest (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Bank Building of Giddings & Giddings (within shouting distance of this marker); Schmid Bros. Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (about 500 feet away); Brenham Normal and Industrial College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Prairie Lea Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.