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

Capt. James W. Magoffin

Hometown of Texas Confederates

 

1799 – 1866

 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Hometown of Texas Confederates Marker
Inscription. Born in Kentucky. Trader in Mexico. Special U.S. Army agent in Mexican War, 1846-47. Established trading post at Magoffinville about 1850. Named state agent with Simeon Hart to receive U. S. property surrendered at Ft. Bliss, Mar, 1861 prior to Civil War. This and other military stores obtained through his long standing contacts in Mexico supplied the Confederate Forces in the Arizona-New Mexico campaign 1861-62. Made State Brig. Gen. 1861. Left here with Confederate evacuation 1862. As Capt. C.S.A. business ability utilized to obtain military supplies in Texas, Mexico - State Senator 1863-65. Buried in San Antonio.
 
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 705.)
 
Location. 31° 45.727′ N, 106° 30.553′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on West Old Paisano Drive 0.2 miles south of Ruhlen Court, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Simeon Hart (here, next to this marker); Camino Real (here, next to this marker); El Paso del Rio del Norte (here, next to this marker);
Hometown of Texas Confederates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Hometown of Texas Confederates Marker
Hometown of Texas Confederates Marker is first marker on left. Major Simeon Hart Marker is on the other side of this monument.
Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burges House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Paso Union Passenger Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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