“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Victoria County C.S.A.

Victoria County, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, May 30, 2011
1. Victoria County, C.S.A. Marker

Transportation, military and supply center in the Civil War. On one branch of the cotton road, which moved crop to Mexico for exchange on foreign markets for vital guns, ammunition, medicines and other goods. The 1861 vote favored secession 313 to 88.

Troops furnished the Confederacy included 5 cavalry companies. County men were also in the 6th Texas Infantry, which trained at Henry E. McCulloch, a camp of instruction 4 miles from Victoria. Local men in Hood's, Ross' and Sibley's Brigades, Terry's Texas Rangers and Buchel's Cavalry were among the 90,000 Texans noted for mobility and daring who fought on every battlefront. Fort Esperanza, on Matagorda Island, was garrisoned by 100 Victoria militia, who were captured by 1,900 Federals.

The people at home made cloth, tallow candles, shoe blacking from china berries, coffee substitutes from parched corn, dried potatoes or okra seeds. To block 1863 threat of Federal invasion, Gen. John B. Magruder, Commander of the Dept. of Texas, destroyed the railroad from Port Lavaca to Victoria. Citizens sacrificed their fine river harbor, one of the two busiest in Texas, by felling trees
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and sinking boats in the shipping lanes.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 5652.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 28° 43.777′ N, 97° 8.446′ W. Marker is near Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 59 and Custom Queen Road, in the median on U.S. 59Business . Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Coleto Creek Roadside Park, Victoria TX 77905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cologne Community (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Battle of El Perdido (approx. 5.7 miles away); Union Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); From Battlefield to Picnic Grounds (approx. 6.3 miles away); People Make a Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Battle of Coleto and Goliad Massacre (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Centennial (approx. 6.3 miles away); A Site for the People (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 14, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 25, 2022