Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Guadalupe County, C.S.A.
Two local companies of volunteers were with Ben McCulloch in San Antonio, Feb. 16, 1861 when U.S. Arsenal was surrounded by Texans and surrender demanded. An encounter in a charged atmosphere which could have become the first armed conflict of Civil War but ended without a shot being fired and U.S. troops leaving state. County voted 314-22 for secession but "both sides" given in newspapers renamed to reflect views; "Mercury" became "The Southern Confederacy"; "Journal", "The Union Democrat". Camp Clark, 17 mi. NE, site of training for many of 350 men serving south. Co. D, 4th Tex. Inf. fought thru war in Hood's famed brigade. Plants made wagons, flour, tinware, ox yokes for army. Tannery made leather by exclusive process of Mesquite as tannin source.
Gen. Ben McCulloch
Gen. Henry E. McCulloch
Tennessee gave Texas these illustrious brothers. Ben: fought in 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, was noted surveyor, lawman, Indian fighter; served General Zachary Taylor as scout in Mexican War; led state
Erected by the State of Texas 1964
Erected 1964 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 2298.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list.
Location. 29° 34.099′ N, 97° 57.851′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on East Donegan Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the south side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Court Street, Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zuehl Family Fence (a few steps from this marker); The Alfred H. Koebig Central Park Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spanish TrailGuadalupe County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Seguin (within shouting distance of this marker); "White Way" Lighting (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Ireland (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
Also see . . .
1. McCulloch, Benjamin - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
2. McCulloch, Henry Eustace - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.