“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Shiloh in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


Texas Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. Texas Memorial
remembers the valor and devotion of
her sons who served at Shiloh
April 6-7, 1862

Here the Rangers upheld the fame of
the name they bore, the 2nd Texas
fought with gallantry and the 9th
Texas responded to any demand upon
its courage and endurance.

General Albert Sidney Johnston of
Texas gave his life in this battle.

Texas troops at Shiloh were:
9th Texas Infantry
Colonel Wright A. Stanley
(Brig. Gen. Patton Anderson's Brigade,
Ruggles' Division, Bragg's Corps)

2nd Texas Infantry, Col. John C. Moore,
Lieutenant Colonel William P. Rogers,
Major Hal G. Runnels
(Brig. Gen. John R. Jackson's Brigade,
Withers' Division, Bragg's Corps)

6th Texas Cavalry (Rangers)
Colonel John A. Wharton,

A memorial to Texans-
who served the Confederacy
erected by State of Texas 1964.

Erected 1964 by State of Texas.
Location. 35° 7.705′ N, 88° 19.857′ W. Marker is near Shiloh, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is on Hamburg-Purdy Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located south of the Peach Orchard in Shiloh National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Shiloh TN 38376, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Texas Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. Texas Memorial
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 19th Alabama - 2nd Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robertson's Alabama Battery (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); 26th Alabama - 21st Alabama (about 400 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Statham's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Williams' Brigade (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiloh.
Additional comments.
1. Texas Civil War Monuments
This marker is one of 19 monuments placed by the State of Texas on battlefields across the nation, preserving the memories of the contributions made by the state’s military units during the Civil War.

In 1961 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee initiated this commemorative series of granite monuments by dedicating the first and largest of the original Centennial monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi. Over the next three years monuments were also placed in the towns of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Anthony, Texas (for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign) and at the following battlefields: Chickamauga, Georgia; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Mansfield, Louisiana; Antietam, Maryland; Bentonville, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, Tennessee; and The Wilderness, Virginia.

Starting in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission continued the work begun in 1961 by the Centennial Commission and the Historical Survey Committee by placing granite monuments at other Civil War battlefields. As of 2017, monuments have been placed at the battlefields of Galveston, Texas (1998); Raymond, Mississippi (2002); Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky (2008); Richmond, Kentucky (2009); Corinth, Mississippi (2010); Gaines Mill, Virginia(2012); and Second Manassas, Virginia (2012).

The Texas Historical Commission plans to place a monument at the battlefield of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.

(Source: Texas Historical Commission, 2015)

NOTE: The links above will take you the HMdb record for the Texas Monument of that battle or campaign.
    — Submitted July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

Categories. War, US Civil
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