Col. Edward Bradford Pickett
After the Civil War began, Pickett formed a military company, which became known as Company I, 25th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Dismounted. In 1863, Pickett and his men were captured defending Fort Hindman (Arkansas) and sent as prisoners of war to Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. They were exchanged several months later. By the end of the war, Pickett’s rank was Lieutenant Colonel.
Pickett was elected to the Texas State Senate in 1869, and reelected in 1871. In 1873, he was elected as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Since the seat of Lieutenant Governor was vacant at the time, as President of the Senate, Pickett performed the constitutional duties of that office as well. In 1875, he presided over the Texas Constitutional Convention. During his terms, Pickett was known to oppose the imposition of the poll tax, which was used to disenfranchise African Americans.
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14366.)
Location. 30° 3.54′ N, 94° 47.793′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is on Sam Houston Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1923 Sam Houston Street, Liberty TX 77575, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Seven Courthouses of Liberty County (a few steps from this marker); Captain William M. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty County (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Consistatorial (Courthouse Square) (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston in Liberty County (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Constitucional (within shouting distance of this marker); Tarver Abstract Company (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Categories. • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.