Montell in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
General John R. Baylor
General John R. Baylor
San Augustin Springs, July 27. With Capitol at Mesilla, organized government, proclaimed Confederate control of Arizona, Aug. 1. Baylor became military, civil governor. Sent C.S.A. Treasury $9,500 captured at Ft. Fillmore. Supervised gold, silver mining for C.S.A. Order to kill instead of capture troublesome Apaches incensed authorities against him, had Baylor recalled to Texas, stripped of rank. As private "served guns in hottest of the fight" to recapture Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863. Salvaged U.S. warship parts
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2134.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 32.413′ N, 100° 0.651′ W. Marker is in Montell, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on State Highway 55 0.2 miles north of County Road 415, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (here, next to this marker); Near Site of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Mission (here, next to this marker); Church of the Ascension (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montell Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh in Texas (approx. 9 miles away); Site of Camp Wood (approx. Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz (approx. 9½ miles away); Chalk Bluff Indian Massacre (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montell.
More about this marker. Located across the road from Episcopal Church of the Ascension Cemetery, grave site of General Baylor.
Also see . . . Baylor, John Robert (1822–1894) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.