Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Julia Dickinson Allen
Mrs. Allen, during the Civil War, was an angel of mercy to prisoners at Camp Ford, Tyler, where her husband, at that time Colonel of the 17th Texas Infantry, was commandant 1863-1864. She nursed the ill, consoled the homesick, cheered the despondent, attended church services with the prisoners; she was so much esteemed and loved that one of the Federals wrote a poem in her honor.
After the war, returned with her husband to State of Kentucky. There Col. Allen resumed operation of Kentucky Military Institute. His brother-in-law, Jay Cooke, of Philadelphia, who had won international fame as the United States' financier for the Civil War, backed Allen and K.M.I. until
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 30° 6.91′ N, 97° 19.357′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Street and Buttonwood Street, on the left when traveling north on Wilson Street. The marker is located at the front yard of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Wilson Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen-Fowler House (a few steps from this marker); Crocheron-McDowall House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); H. P. Luckett House (about 400 feet away); Site of Bastrop Military Institute (about 400 feet away); Bastrop Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bastrop Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Bastrop Academy Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Also see . . .
1. Allen, Robert Thomas Pritchard (1813–1888).
He briefly commanded the Fourth Texas Infantry regiment of what was to become the famed Hood's(Submitted on April 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Panic of 1873.
The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered an economic depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 to 1877 or 1879 in France and in Britain. In Britain, the Panic started two decades of stagnation known as the "Long Depression" that weakened the country's economic leadership. In the United States, the Panic was known as the "Great Depression" until the events of 1929 and the early 1930s set a new standard. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on April 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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