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Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel William C. Young

1812 – 1862

 
 
Colonel William C. Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Colonel William C. Young Marker
Inscription.

County Named for Texas Confederate
Colonel William C. Young
1812 – 1862

Tennessee lawyer, U.S. Marshal, Frontier Texas Ranger, Annexation Convention member 1845, Colonel Mexican War. During Civil War raised and commanded 11th Texas Cavalry. Secured safety northern Texas through capture of Forts Cobb, Washita and Arbuckle and negotiations with Comanches, Kiowas and Chickasaws. Fought Battle Chustenalah. Murdered in Red River cane brakes by renegades for testimony in Gainesville hanging.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1085.)
 
Location. 33° 9.038′ N, 98° 44.452′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 61 south of Thompson Road. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Belknap park near the museum; the above directions are to the entrance of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Belknap Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Major Robert S. Neighbors (within shouting distance
Marker in Front of Reconstructed Replica of 1852 Commissary,<br>now Fort Belknap Museum image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Marker in Front of Reconstructed Replica of 1852 Commissary,
now Fort Belknap Museum
of this marker); The Butterfield Overland Stages (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio) (about 300 feet away); A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth) (about 300 feet away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
Also see . . .  William Cocke Young. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 2, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 4,174 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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