Center in Shelby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
C.S.A. Texas Muster
1864 - 1964
Descendants answering to roll call for soldiers of 100 years ago included 37 sons and daughters of those fighters. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other kinsmen represented such leaders as the Trans-Mississippi Commander, Gen. E. Kirby Smith, and Gens. A.P. Bagby, John R. Baylor, August Buchel, X.B. DeBray, Tom Green, Walter P. Lane, Henry E. McCulloch, Jas. Major, Horace Randal, Wm. R. Scurry, Wm. Steele, John G. Walker, and Thos. Waul; and Cols. Henry Gray, Philip N. Luckett and P.C. Wood.
Friends and descendants of the Valverde Battery restored one century-old gun and brought it from Freestone County to ride in the 8-mile-long parade that moved 36 miles northeastward from here to the Mansfield Battleground. There the cannon shook the earth as it did April 8, 1864, and the assemblage unveiled the first out-of-state marker of the Texas Civil War Centennial, commemorating the Battle of Mansfield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 4, 1964.
Location. 31° 47.678′ N, 94° 10.875′ W. Marker is in Center, Texas, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Street and San Augustine Street, on the left when traveling east on Austin Street. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the Shelby County Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Austin Street, Center TX 75935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shelby County (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Joseph Emmett Gibson (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church of Center (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Racial Terror Lynchings / The Lynching of Lige Daniels (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poultry Pioneers Plaza (approx. 1.1 miles away); Martin McCoy Middleton (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center.
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1. Twenty-eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment.
In the spring of 1864, Union forces commanded by Gen. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. April 8, 1964 - The Battle of Mansfield.
Though Taylor was frustrated with the outcome of the day, Mansfield was still a strategic victory for the Confederates. Taylor displayed excellent generalship, maneuvering his force to overwhelm individual parts of the larger Union army. Taylor and his Confederates also captured more pieces of Union army equipment and artillery, and sustained (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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