Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel John S. Sutton
County Named for Texas Confederate
—1812 - 1862 —
At outbreak Civil War, this veteran soldier, Ranger, Indian fighter joined 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers. Elected Lt. Colonel, led five companies, Arizona-New Mexico campaign designed to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. Mortally wounded in Battle of Val Verde while leading rifle assault against enemy cannons, he refused immediate aid and motioned on his battalion which captured the battery.
Erected by the State of Texas 1963
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famous for daring and mobility fought on every battlefront. A 2000 mile frontier and coastline was successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. State and private industry produced war goods. Cotton—lifeblood of the South—traded through Mexico for medicine and military supplies. Texas was storehouse of Western Confederacy. Citizens made sacrifices to produce food and clothing for Texas fighting men.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 963.)
Location. 30° 34.326′ Touch for map. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Lee Miers (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert R. Cauthorn (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Berger (within shouting distance of this marker); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (within shouting distance of this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (within shouting distance of this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.