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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

American Civil War

Apr. 12, 1861 - Apr. 9, 1865

 
 
American Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. American Civil War Marker
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Union Killed: 365,000 Wounded: 282,000
Confed. Killed: 290,000 Wounded: 137,000

The American Civil War was fought to determine the survival of the United States as it defeated the bid for independence by the breakaway Confederate States of America. In January 1861, seven of the 24 United States declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, the war began in April 1861 with the attack on Fort Sumter and ended with the surrender of all Confederate armies in May 1865.
 
Erected 2016 by Friends of the Maxey House.
 
Location. 33° 38.372′ N, 95° 31.411′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive near Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
American Civil War memorial is in middle of 3 on right. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. American Civil War memorial is in middle of 3 on right.
Texas Revolution (here, next to this marker); Spanish-American War (here, next to this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); World War II Pacific Theater (a few steps from this marker); World War II European Theater (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terror (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
More about this marker. Photos on marker include: Top - General Hood First Commander of 1st, 4th & 5th Regiments Northeast Texas; Hood's Texas Brigade; General Maxey First Commander of 9th Infantry Regiment Lamar County; Bottom - Destruction of the Westfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
Seals of the US Armed Forces and others. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Seals of the US Armed Forces and others.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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