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Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel David Culberson

Culberson County

 
 
Colonel David B. Culberson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, May 18, 2011
1. Colonel David B. Culberson
It is helpful to remember that the majority of historical markers honoring Confederate Texas and Texans are five feet high, pink granite, with five sides.
Inscription.  This is a two-sided marker
(Front):

Native Georgian. Came to Texas 1856. Although opposed to secession he aided in raising 18th Texas Infantry as Lt. Colonel, C.S.A. Made commanding Colonel of 18th in 1862. After service in Vicksburg area broken health forced resignation of command winter 1862-63. As Adjutant and Inspector General of Texas 1863-64 responsible for protection of frontier against Indian attacks, Union invasion.

(Back):
Texas Civil War Indian Trouble
War brought turmoil to Indians living in Kansas and the Indian Territory, with unfortunate results for Texans on the frontier. Most Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks and Seminoles aided the South, while others adhered to the North. Few Comanches made a treaty with the South; but a great majority with their allies, the Kiowas, held aloof from either side and plundered the frontier at will. Apaches and Kickapoos did the same from Mexico. Texas and Confederate troops, despite poor arms and mounts, held defense lines until war's end.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7934.)
Texas Civil War Indian Trouble (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, May 18, 2011
2. Texas Civil War Indian Trouble (rear)
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 31° 2.585′ N, 104° 49.778′ W. Marker is in Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Austin Street, on the right when traveling east on West 3rd Street. The monument/marker for Colonel Culberson is located in front of a community center and municipal pool. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 3rd Street, Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Culberson County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Culberson County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Van Horn Veterans Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Clark Hotel (approx. Ό mile away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Horn Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Culberson County (approx. 4 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Horn.
 
Colonel David Culberson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Colonel David Culberson Marker
Texas Civil War Indian Trouble (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 13, 2017
4. Texas Civil War Indian Trouble (rear)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022