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

William Steele

 
 
William Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
1. William Steele 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.
 
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 6463.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 18.577′ N, 97° 45.634′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West 35th 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. Camp Mabry (here, next to this marker); Major John B. Jones (here,
William Steele Marker is on the left image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, August 2, 2014
2. William Steele Marker is on the left
Marker is located just inside the closed main entrance
next to this marker); Adjutants General (here, next to this marker); Texas in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Radkey House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Seiders Oaks (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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