Sherman in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas
April 3, 1896
Organized July 21, 1888
Mildred Lee Camp U.C.V. May 21, 1892.
Sacred to the memory of our Confederate Dead: true patriots. They fought for home and country. For the holy principles of self government - the only true liberty. Their sublime self-sacrifices and unsurpassed valor will teach future generations the lesson of high born patriotism, of devotion to duty, of exalted courage, of Southern chivalry.
History has enshrined them immortal.
The Dixie Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy No. 35, organized Sep. 21, 1894 to aid in perpetuating the glorious memory of
Our Martyred Heroes.
"This marble minstrel's voiceless stone,
in deathless song shall tell,
when many a vanished year hath flown,
the story how ye fell."
24 March 1996
Fighting for the preservation of
is never a lost cause.
So great the valor,
so supreme the sacrifice;
so red the rose...
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Col. Reeves, 11th Texas Cavalry
Camp No. 349
24 March 1996
And the fame of that nameless nation
on history's page shall shine
as our heroes grand oblation
in our hearts has found a shrine.
Mrs. M. M. Jouvenant
Sherman Tx 1893
100 Years of Caring
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Dixie Chapter No 35
1896 - 1996
Erected 1888 by Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson County, Texas.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1996.
Location. 33° 38.171′ N, 96° 36.571′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on Houston Street (State Highway 56) west of Travis Street, on the left when traveling west. Monument is on the northeast grounds of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grayson County (here, next to this marker); Ninth Texas Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Eleventh Texas Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield (a few steps from this marker); Peter W. Grayson (a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sherman.
Also see . . . Texas Confederate Museum. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.