Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.
Colonel A.M. Hobby
1831 - 1881
who served the Confederacy;
Erected by the State of Texas 1963.
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
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.
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Located in front of the courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at 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. Refugio County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Sally Scull (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 April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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