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

Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

 
 
Colonel A. M. Hobby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
1. Colonel A. M. Hobby Marker
Inscription.
Home county of Texas Confederate
Colonel A.M. Hobby
1831 - 1881
Georgian. Ardent supporter of states rights and secession. Served Texas Legislature 1859 until resignation in 1862 to organize battalion for war. Commanded Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment. In charge of area coastal defenses between Indianola and Corpus Christi, keeping the Federals on their ships, preventing invasion. In 1864-65 with Galveston coastal defenses. Noted author, poet of patriotic works.
A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy;
Erected by the State of Texas 1963.

Reverse:
Refugio County was represented in all four companies of Hobby's Infantry Battalion organized in this county, May 1862. Unit successfully withstood Union bombardment of Corpus Christi, August 1862. Organized into 8th Texas Infantry, February 1863. Regiment staved off another attack on Corpus Christi, November 1863, while covering the Confederate withdrawal from Lower Rio Grande. Most of the 8th were in Red River Campaign 1864 to prevent invasion of Texas. Again defended Texas Coast 1865. Texas coastal defense is a brilliant chapter in South's history. Composed of: Maj. A.M. Hobby's 8th Bn Tex Inf, Maj. Daniel D. Shea's 4th Tex Arty Bn, Capt. B.F. Neal's Btry, Capt. John Ireland's Tex Inf Co, Capt. Jose M. Penazola's
Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson
2. Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Marker (reverse)
Tex Inf Co, Capt. Angel Navarro's Cav Co.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 955.)
 
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the courthouse entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Commerce Street, Refugio TX 78377, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Refugio County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Sally Scull (here, next to this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mission Nuestra Seņora del Refugio (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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