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Near Mansfield in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Monument

 
 
Texas Monument (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Texas Monument (Front)
Inscription.  
Front
Texas

Remembers her sons by whose valor and
devotion the federal enemy was defeated
at Mansfield, April 8, 1864 and
thereafter in several bloody
engagements driven from the Red River
valley. Thus was Texas saved from the
physical ruin wrought by the war in
every other southern state. Texas
commands in the Red River Campaign
of 1864 were:

12th ("8th"),18th & 22nd Tex. Inf.; 13th
Tex. Cav., Dismt; Haldeman's Tex. Btry.
(Brig Gen. Thomas N. Wall's Brigade,
Walker's Division)
11th & 14th Tex. Inf.; 6th (Gould's) Tex.
Cav. Bn., Dismtd; 28th Texas Cav, Dismtd;
Daniel's Texas Btry.
(Brig. Gen.
Texas Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. Texas Monument (Rear)
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Horace Randal's Brigade,
Walker's Division)
3rd, 16th, 17th & 19th Tex. Inf; 16th Tex.
Cav, Dismted; Edgar's Tex. Btry
(Brig. Gen. William R. Scurry's Brigade,
Walker's Division)
15th Tex. Inf.; 17th Tex. Cosldtd. Cav,
Dismtd, 27nd, 31st & 34th Tex. Cav, Dismtd,
(Brig Gen. Camille J. Polignac's Brigade,
Mouton's Division)

(See Other Side)

Rear
23rd + 26th & 36th (Woods)+ Tex. Cav.
(Brig. Gen. Xavier B. Debray's Brigade,
Bee's Division, Green's Cav. Corps)
1st, 25th (Liken's) & Terrell's Tex. Cav.
(Col. Augustus C. Buchel's Brigade,
Bee's Division, Green's Cav. Corps)
1st & 2nd Tex. Regts. Partisan Rangers;
2nd & 3rd Cav. Regts, Arizona Brig
(Col. Walter P. Lane's Brigade,
Major's Division, Green's Cav. Corps)
4th, 5th & 7th Tex Cav.; 13th (Waller's)
Tex Cav. Bn.
(Brig. Gen' Arthur P. Backry's
Texas Monument next to Visitors Center entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
3. Texas Monument next to Visitors Center entrance.
3-inch Ordnance Rifle (cannon) in foreground.
Brigade,
Major's Division, Green's Cav. Corps)
12th + 19th + 21st + Tex Cav; Morgan's Tex.
Cav. Bn.+
(Col. William H. Parson's Brigade,
Steele's Division, Green's Cav. Corps)
Moseley's, Nettles'(Valverde), McMahan's
& Gibson's Tex. Btrys.+
(Green's Cav. Corps)

+ Not at Battle of Mansfield


A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1964 by the State of Texas.
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 0.646′ N, 93° 39.903′ W. Marker is near Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Memorial can be reached from Parish Road 48 east of State Route 175. Located near the entrance to the Mansfield State Historic Site visitors center about 3 miles from City of Mansfield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15149 LA-175, Mansfield LA 71052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Texas Monument at the Mansfield State Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
4. Texas Monument at the Mansfield State Historic Site.
are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana Monument (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Lieut. Colonel Franklin H. Clack. C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Capt. Elijah Parsons Petty (a few steps from this marker); Captain Seth Roberts Field Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James H. Beard Monument (about 500 feet away); General Dick Taylor Monument (about 500 feet away); General Alfred Mouton Monument (about 500 feet away); Mansfield Battle Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Additional commentary.
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
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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,
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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 25, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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