Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas in the Civil War
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 of Marshall
Erected 1965 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6466.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, 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. 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. Camp Mabry (here, next to this marker); Major John B. Jones (here, next to this marker); William Steele (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 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 3 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.