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Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

 
 
Colonel A.M. Hobby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2021
1. Colonel A.M. Hobby Marker
Inscription.  
Home county of Texas Confederate
Colonel A.M. Hobby
1831 - 1881
Georgian. Ardent supporter of states rights and secession. Served Texas Legislature 1859 until resignation in 1862 to organize battalion for war. Commanded Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment. In charge of area coastal defenses between Indianola and Corpus Christi, keeping the Federals on their ships, preventing invasion. In 1864-65 with Galveston coastal defenses. Noted author, poet of patriotic works.
A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy;
Erected by the State of Texas 1963.

Reverse:
Refugio County was represented in all four companies of Hobby's Infantry Battalion organized in this county, May 1862. Unit successfully withstood Union bombardment of Corpus Christi, August 1862. Organized into 8th Texas Infantry, February 1863. Regiment staved off another attack on Corpus Christi, November 1863, while covering the Confederate withdrawal from Lower Rio Grande. Most of the 8th were in Red River Campaign 1864 to prevent invasion of Texas. Again defended Texas Coast 1865. Texas coastal defense is a brilliant chapter
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Composed of: Maj. A.M. Hobby's 8th Bn Tex Inf, Maj. Daniel D. Shea's 4th Tex Arty Bn, Capt. B.F. Neal's Btry, Capt. John Ireland's Tex Inf Co, Capt. Jose M. Penazola's Tex Inf Co, Capt. Angel Navarro's Cav Co.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 955.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 28° 18.583′ N, 97° 16.488′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on North Alamo Street (U.S. 77) 0.1 miles north of West Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located at the Refugio County Museum grounds near the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 North Alamo 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. Purple Heart Recipients (here, next to this marker); Refugio Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); John and Virginia Linney House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barefield School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Amon B. King and His Men (approx. 0.7 miles away); King's Men Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); King's Men Buried Here (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2021
2. Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse)
Colonel A. M. Hobby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
3. Colonel A. M. Hobby Marker
Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson
4. Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse)
Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2021
5. Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker
New location of marker
The view of the Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 29, 2021
6. The view of the Marker from the street
A war memorial is located just behind the Colonel Hobby marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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