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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Steele

1820-1885

 
 
William Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, April 3, 2021
1. William Steele Marker
Construction is in process around this area including digging at the base of the marker.
Inscription.  

Born New York. Graduate West Point. In Seminole and Mexican Wars. Resigned U.S. Army to serve Confederacy. Colonel 7th Texas Cavalry. In New Mexico campaign 1862. Earned promotion to Brigadier General. Commander Indian Territory 1863 and Galveston defenses 1864. Led cavalry division Red River campaign. Gave distinguished service various Louisiana actions against invasion of Texas. As Texas Adjutant General after reconstruction rebuilt Texas Rangers to restore order and control Indians.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6463.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 30° 18.602′ N, 97° 45.631′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West 35th Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 W 35th Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major John B. Jones (here, next to this marker);
William Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
2. William Steele Marker
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Camp Mabry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Mabry Historic District (approx. Ό mile away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. Ό mile away); Adjutants General (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. half a mile away); The Radkey House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
William Steele Marker is on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Heinich, August 2, 2014
3. William Steele Marker is on the left
Marker is located just inside the closed main entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on April 4, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on April 3, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022