Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Waul's Texas Legion Campsite
The organizational and training encampment of Waul's Texas Legion was located here along New Year's Creek. Waul was commissioned colonel of the legion on May 13, 1862, and the companies remained in camp here until August 18, when they departed for active duty.
Part of the legion served in Mississippi in 1862 and 1863. They participated in the defense of Vicksburg and surrendered there following the siege. Other units served in Arkansas and Louisiana. The legion was later reorganized and returned to Texas to serve at Galveston and along the Gulf Coast until the end of the war. Throughout the war, the legion performed notably in numerous battles, sieges and skirmishes.
After the Civil War Waul was elected a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1866 (Reconstruction Convention). He later practiced law in Galveston. He died on his farm in Hunt County in 1903.
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8403.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Affleck (approx. one mile away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck (approx. 2 miles away); La Bahia Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gideon Lincecum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead (approx. 2.7 miles away); Yegua Creek (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of St. Paul-Rehburg School (approx. 6½ miles away); Somerville Stadium (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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