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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel Roger Q. Mills

(1832-1911)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Colonel Roger Q. Mills Marker
Inscription.  Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas 1849. Civic and political leader. Represented Navarro County in Legislature, 1859-60. Joined in call for State Secession Convention, 1861. Joined 3rd Texas Cavalry. Later a colonel in 10th Texas Infantry. Wounded in Tennessee and Georgia battles. A leader in 1871 Democratic Convention held in Corsicana, which started move to end Reconstruction in Texas. Member United States Congress 1873-92. Author Mills Tariff Bill. In U. S. Senate 1892-99.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7231.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 32° 5.694′ N, 96° 28.533′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in Pioneer Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 912 West Park Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Neal Drane (within shouting distance of this marker); Alva Everett Taylor (within shouting distance of this
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Colonel Roger Q. Mills Marker
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marker); Navarro County World War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Q. Mills Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Reed Mitchell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Homesite of Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. ¼ mile away); Tatum Home (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Shelton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Regarding Colonel Roger Q. Mills. the Mills (Tariff) Bill, which provided for a reduction of the duties on sugar, earthenware, glassware, plate glass, woollen goods and other articles, the substitution of ad valorem for specific duties in many cases, and the placing of lumber (of certain kinds), hemp, wool, flax, borax, tin plates, salt and other articles on the free list. This bill was passed by the Democratic House on July 21, and was then so amended by a Republican Senate as to be unacceptable to the House. The tariff thus became the chief issue in the presidential campaign of 1888
 
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3. Colonel Roger Q. Mills
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 419 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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