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

Sally Scull

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
1. Sally Scull Marker
Inscription.  Woman rancher, horse trader, champion "cusser." Ranched NW of here. In Civil War Texas, Sally Scull (or Skull) freight wagons took cotton to Mexico to swap for guns, ammunition, medicine, coffee, shoes, clothing and other goods vital to the Confederacy. Dressed in trousers, Mrs. Scull bossed armed employees; was sure shot with the rifle carried on her saddle or the two pistols strapped to her waist. Of good family, she had children cared for in New Orleans school. Often visited them. Loved dancing. Yet during the war, did extremely hazardous "man's work".
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4498.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street when traveling east. Located at the front entrance to courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 808 Commerce Street, Refugio TX 78377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Refugio County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yucatan Soldiers' Burial Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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