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Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain Gustav Schleicher

 
 
Captain Gustav Schleicher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Captain Gustav Schleicher Marker
Inscription.
County named for Texas Confederate
Captain Gustav Schleicher
1823 — 1879

Chief purchasing agent, army engineer Department for Southern Armies West Mississippi. Bought desperately needed intrenching tool, iron, steel, lead and turpentine. Imported much material from Europe through Mexico by the exchange of cotton, “Life Blood of Confederacy.” Established two engineer depots in Texas, designed fortifications and pontoon trains. Repaired tools from surrendered U.S. frontier forts.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 605.)
 
Location. 30° 51.618′ N, 100° 36.005′ W. Marker is in Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Divide Street (U.S. 277) and E. Murchison Avenue (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling north on N. Divide Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest side of Courthouse Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schleicher County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bev McCormick
Marker in Courthouse Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Marker in Courthouse Square Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Eldorado (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Eldorado (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Texas Woolen Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 4.9 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
Also see . . .  Gustav Schleicher. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 8, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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