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Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain Gustav Schleicher

 
 
Captain Gustav Schleicher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Captain Gustav Schleicher Marker
Inscription.  
County named for Texas Confederate
Captain Gustav Schleicher
1823 — 1879

Chief purchasing agent, army engineer Department for Southern Armies West Mississippi. Bought desperately needed intrenching tool, iron, steel, lead and turpentine. Imported much material from Europe through Mexico by the exchange of cotton, “Life Blood of Confederacy.” Established two engineer depots in Texas, designed fortifications and pontoon trains. Repaired tools from surrendered U.S. frontier forts.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 605.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 51.618′ N, 100° 36.005′ W. Marker is in Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Divide Street (U.S. 277) and E. Murchison Avenue (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling north on N. Divide Street. Marker is located at
Marker in Courthouse Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Marker in Courthouse Square Park
the northwest side of Courthouse Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schleicher County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bev McCormick (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Eldorado (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Eldorado (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Texas Woolen Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schleicher County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
Also see . . .  Gustav Schleicher. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 8, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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