Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Washington County C. S. A.
Brenham, terminus of rail connections to Houston, was alive with troops, stagecoaches, freighters. Here, the early morning train was met by a pony express operation that carried the Houston Telegraph to Austin so that town's Gazette might publish the latest war news in the State Capitol.
A Confederate paper shortage forced the Brenham Banner to suspend publication. In nearby Washington-on-the-Brazos, however, Eva Lancaster never missed an issue, printing The Texas Ranger while her husband and two sons spent four years fighting for the South.
Cavalry, infantry and artillery units from Washington County fought on all fronts during the war. Waul's Legion organized and trained in county, and Brenham served as the headquarters for the Reserve Corps of Texas. Additionally, Gen. Jerome Robertson of Independence led the celebrated Hood's Texas
Erected 1965. (Marker Number 8400.)
Location. 30° 10.038′ N, 96° 23.865′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 290), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. On the north side of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Brenham Maifest (within shouting distance of this marker); County Commissioners Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Bank Building of Giddings & Giddings (within shouting distance of this marker); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schmid Bros. Building (about 500 feet away); Prairie Lea Cemetery (approx. one mile away); George Washington Petty (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Categories. • Government • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.