Meridian in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
General Alison Nelson
(1822 - 1862)
Soldier, Statesman and Indian fighter. In his native Georgia, a Legislator and Mayor of City of Atlanta. General in Cuban Liberation Forces, 1850.
On reaching Texas 1856, joined State Troops fighting Indians. Elected 1859 to State Legislature; served as Delegate to 1861 Texas Secession Convention.
In the Civil War raised, trained and led 10th Regiment Texas Infantry. Sent into defense of Arkansas, repulsed Federal assault on Devall's Bluff, June 1862. Died of illness in camp near Austin, Ark., Oct. 7, 1862.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2122.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 31° 55.382′ N, 97° 39.437′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is at the intersection of West Morgan Street (State Highway 22) and North Main Street (State Highway 144), on the left when traveling west on West Morgan Street. The marker is located on the Courthouse square Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Main Street, Meridian TX 76665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bosque County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church of Meridian (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bosque County (approx. 0.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Morgan (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Regarding General Alison Nelson. Military Service and Death - During the Mexican–American War, Nelson served as a captain in the Kennesaw Rangers with another future mayor, Cicero C. Hammock, as well as the father of mayor John B. Goodwin – Williamson H. Goodwin. Nelson later served as a brigadier general under General Narciso López, in a failed attempt to free Cuba from Spain. He organized and served as colonel of the 10th Texas Infantry Regiment in the Confederate States Army. He was later promoted brigadier general but contracted typhus and died. He was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas. Source: Wikipedia
Also see . . . General Alison Nelson. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.