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

Jasper County, C. S. A.

 
 
Jasper County, C. S. A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
1. Jasper County, C. S. A. Marker
Inscription. Communication, transportation, supply and military center in Civil War Texas. Voted 315 to 25 in favor of secession. Crossed by Texas troops in the 1862-64 Louisiana campaigns to prevent split of the South and invasion of Texas. Confederate Army ran Houston-to-Alexandria, La., military horseback courier route through here. In last years of the war, Abel Adams, a local 14-year-old, rode this in a high lope, for Gen. John B. Magruder, commander of the Department of Texas. Beef was driven to troops in the Old South by way of 1823 trail across the county.

Had a Confederate Quartermaster Depot and 9-county headquarters, 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, under Gen. W. M. Neyland, local citizen.

County men in service on various war fronts of the South included Co. G, 13th Texas Cavalry; Co. C, 25th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted; Co. E, 27th Texas Cavalry, in Whitfield's Legion.

In 1865, as survivors were returning home, Union occupation troops bivouacked in the Jasper Town Square. Commander was Gen. George Custer, later to go down in history for his "last stand" at the Little Big Horn, 1876. Driving her beautiful horse and carriage, his young bride called on the Jasper ladies.
 
Erected 1964 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10452.)
 
Location.
Jasper County, C. S. A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
2. Jasper County, C. S. A. Marker
30° 55.263′ N, 94° 0.028′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Houston Street (Farm to Market Road 2799), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North Austin Street, Jasper TX 75951, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jasper County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jasper County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle-Jim Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jasper Steers (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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