Sanderson in Terrell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
General Alexander W. Terrell / Texas in the Civil War
Alexander W. Terrell
1827 - 1912
Born Virginia. Came to Texas 1852. Dist. Judge 1857-63. Entered Confederate service 1863 as Lt. Col. Commanded Terrell’s Texas Cavalry assigned special duty to try to keep open vital supply sources of cotton— lifeblood of South. Led his unit in Red River Campaign 1864 to prevent Union invasion of Texas, being wounded, Battle Mansfield. Promoted Brigadier General 1865. Went to Mexico rather than surrender at war’s end. Soon returned to Texas. As State Legislator authored present primary election law. Minister to Turkey 1893-97. Outstanding lawyer and public servant.
in the Civil War
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 popular vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famed for mobility and daring, fought on every battlefront. A 2000-mile frontier and coastline was successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. Wagon trains, laden with cotton—lifeblood of the South—crossed the state to Mexico to trade for medical supplies, clothing, military goods. State and private industry produced wagons, pots, kettles, leather goods, ammunition, guns, salt, hospital supplies. At
Who served the Confederacy
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2121.)
Location. 30° 8.562′ N, 102° 23.661′ W. Marker is in Sanderson, Texas, in Terrell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hackberry Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on East Hackberry Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the Terrell County Courthouse property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Hackberry Street, Sanderson TX 79848, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Terrell County Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. Marker is polished pink granite stone and somewhat difficult to read
Also see . . .
1. Alexander W. Terrell.
When he moved to Texas in 1852, Terrell set up a law practice in Austin. A relative newcomer, he ran for district court judge in 1857 and unseated the established holder of that office in a bitter contest. After Reconstruction, Terrell served in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Alexander Watkins Terrell.
During his years in the legislature, he authored several acts: a bill requiring jurors to be literate; the enabling legislation for the Railroad Commission; the Terrell Election Law (see ELECTION LAWS), which required candidates for public office to be nominated by direct primaries instead of by state or local conventions; and the measure which pledged the resources of three million acres in the Panhandle to the Chicago-based Capitol Syndicate to construct the Capitol. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Alexander W. Terrell.
He briefly chose to flee to Mexico after the war. After Reconstruction, he served in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, serving sixteen years in the state legislature. From 1893 until 1897, he was minister plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Empire during U.S. President Grover Cleveland's second administration. From 1909 to 1911, he was a member of the University of Texas board of regents. He was president of the Texas State Historical Association when (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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