Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas in the Civil War
Texas in 1861-1865 had 90,000 men fighting for the south – many in units east of the Mississippi. Yet at home she had to defend 2,000 miles of coastline and frontier from constant threats made by Federals, Indians and outlaws.
The State Adjutants General filled the necessary Confederate troop requisitions. At the same time, he organized, posted and supplied the Texas frontier regiment in a string of forts a day’s horseback ride apart, from the Rio Grande to the Red River.
He was also assigned the duties of State Inspector General, Commissary General, Ordnance Officer and Quartermaster. He handled state correspondence on military affairs, distributing orders and forms; kept records of the state troops and assembled registers of Texans in Confederate service; had general charge of all military property; collected and repaired arms; inspected arsenals and magazines; received and distributed munitions.
From an 1861 salary of $500, pay for this office was increased by 1865 to $2,000 a year.
N.H. Darnell, Dallas; Wm. Byrd, Austin; J.Y. Dashiell, San Antonio; D.B. Culberson, Jefferson; and John Burke
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6466.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 30° 18.845′ N, 97° 45.641′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on General Mabry Drive north of West 35th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 West 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. Texas in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Camp Mabry Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John B. Jones (approx. ¼ mile away); William Steele (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Mabry (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Radkey House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rainey House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.