Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The only father-son generals in the Civil War, except for Robert E. Lee and his son, are buried 1 block south. Gen. Jerome B.Robertson, Commander of Hood's Texas Brigade, Nov. 1862 to Jan. 1864, died in Waco Jan. 7, 1890. His son, Gen. Felix H. Robertson, Army of Tenn., Died in Waco on April 20, 1928.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4304.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1928.
Location. 31° 32.298′ N, 97° 6.767′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 5th Street and Oakwood Avenue. The marker is located near the northwest section to the Oakwood Cemetery near the north entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2124 South 5th Street, Waco TX 76706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Oakwood Cemetery Dr. Rufus Columbus Burleson (about 600 feet away); Ole Canuteson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hallie Earle, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. John Henry Sears (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Ferdinant Forsgard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
Also see . . .
1. Robertson, Jerome Bonaparte (1815–1890).
Jerome Bonaparte (Polly) Robertson, for a time commander of the famed Hood's Texas Brigade, was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, on March 14, 1815, the son of Cornelius and Clarissa Hill (Keech) Robertson. His father, a Scottish immigrant, died in 1819, and in 1823 his mother, almost penniless, apprenticed the eight-year-old Robertson to a hatter who moved in 1824 to St. Louis and took the boy with him. Despite much hardship and privation, Robertson eventually studied medicine at Transylvania University, where he graduated in 1835. As lieutenant in a company of Kentucky volunteers, he offered his services in the Texas Revolution, but the volunteers were delayed in New Orleans and did not arrive in Texas(Submitted on July 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Robertson, Felix Huston (1839–1928).
Felix Huston Robertson, the only Texas-born general officer to serve the Confederacy, was born on March 9, 1839, at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the son of Mary (Cummins) and Jerome Bonaparte Robertson. He attended Baylor University and was appointed to West Point in 1857, but he resigned shortly before graduation in order to offer his services to the Confederacy. Robertson rose rapidly in the army. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of artillery and participated in the reduction of Fort Sumter before joining the staff of Gen. A. H. Gladden at Pensacola, Florida. Considered by many of his superiors to be "an able and accomplished artillery officer," Robertson, who had been named captain in charge of an Alabama battery, fought with workmanlike efficiency at Shiloh. At Murfreesboro his controversial but nonetheless courageous performance under fire was noticed by Gen. Braxton Bragg, then commanding the Army of Tennessee. As a reward for his services and because of his personal loyalty to Bragg, Robertson was promoted to the rank of major and given command of the artillery reserves. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on July 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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