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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain Lee Hall

(October 9, 1849 - March 17, 1911)

 
 
Captain Lee Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
1. Captain Lee Hall Marker
Inscription.  

Heroic defender of honor of Texas and the United States. Born in Lexington, N.C., came to Texas in 1869. Gained National fame as Grayson County Marshal and Deputy Sheriff, 1871 - 1876. Served with Frontier Battalion, Texas Rangers, 1876 - 1880, hunting such outlaws as Sam Bass, King Fisher, John Wesley Hardin, and feuding Taylor - Sutton gangs. In Spanish - American War (1898-1900), was cited for his gallant service in the Philippines.
Recorded-1970
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2338.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementWar, Spanish-AmericanWars, US Indian.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 29° 25.294′ N, 98° 28.003′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from Paso Hondo 0.1 miles west of North Palmetto Street. The marker is located in the first circle driveway in the San Antonio National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517 Paso Hondo, San Antonio TX 78202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Captain Lee Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
2. Captain Lee Hall Marker
The additional round medallion is missing
markers are within walking distance of this location. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); D.A. (Jack) Harris (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Nathaniel Fisk (about 800 feet away); Old Powder Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lost Burial Place of the Alamo Defenders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Driscoll (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas Rangers. In 1823, only two years after Anglo-American colonization formally began in Texas, Empresario Stephen F. Austin hired ten experienced frontiersmen as "Rangers" for a punitive expedition against a band of Indians. But not until November 24, 1835, did Texas lawmakers institute a specific force known as the Texas Rangers. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Jesse Leigh Hall (1849–1911). Artist Frederic Remington characterized him as "a gentleman of the romantic Southern soldier type, and he entertained the highest ideals, with which it would be extremely unsafe to trifle." Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The tombstone of Captain Lee Hall image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
3. The tombstone of Captain Lee Hall
The marker is on the reverse of the tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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