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Christoval in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Reunion Grounds

Christoval

 
 
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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Confederate Reunion Grounds Marker
Inscription. Along the banks of the South Concho River, Confederate veterans of the War Between the States (1861-1865) gathered in reunion beginning in 1902. They were members of the United Confederate Veterans Colorado—Concho Confederate Reunion Association, and the Mountain Remnant Brigade. Local camps included the Schuyler Sutton Camp 1663, Richard Coke Camp 600, and Henry McCulloch Camp 557.

Many local prominent men served as commanders of these organizations: John O. Frink (Texas Division UCV Commander), Z.I. Williams, J.M. Israel, and Frank Van Horn.

Veterans camped in tents. Musical entertainment, dancing, old songs, generous meals, and business meetings filled the three days the thin grey line cherished their annual comraderie. Union veterans also attended. Programs were organized under the auspices of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs. Bettie Magruder, beloved MRB historian, was a prominent force for many years in the gathering. The last Christoval Confederate reunion was held in 1934.
 
Erected 2013 by Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Location. 31° 11.346′ N, 100° 29.932′ W. Marker is in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main
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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Back Side of Confederate Reunion Grounds Marker
Street (Loop Highway 110) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christoval TX 76935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christoval Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christoval (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 8 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 9.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 9.3 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christoval.
 
More about this marker. On the back side of the marker is the following: Underwriters – Gen. Tom Green Camp 1613 Sons of Confederate Veterans; Tom Green County Historical Commission; Texas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans; Mamie Yeary Chapter 55 Order of Confederate Rose.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
3. Confederate Reunion Grounds Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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