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Adjutants General

Texas in the Civil War

 
 
Adjutants General - Texas in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
1. Adjutants General - Texas in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. Texas in 1861-1865 had 90,000 men fighting for the south – many in units east of the Mississippi. Yet at home she had to defend 2,000 miles of coastline and frontier from constant threats made by Federals, Indians and outlaws.

The State Adjutants General filled the necessary Confederate troop requisitions. At the same time, he organized, posted and supplied the Texas frontier regiment in a string of forts a day’s horseback ride apart, from the Rio Grande to the Red River.

He was also assigned the duties of State Inspector General, Commissary General, Ordnance Officer and Quartermaster. He handled state correspondence on military affairs, distributing orders and forms; kept records of the state troops and assembled registers of Texans in Confederate service; had general charge of all military property; collected and repaired arms; inspected arsenals and magazines; received and distributed munitions.

From an 1861 salary of $500, pay for this office was increased by 1865 to $2,000 a year.

N.H. Darnell, Dallas; Wm. Byrd, Austin; J.Y. Dashiell, San Antonio; D.B. Culberson, Jefferson; and John Burke of Marshall successively held this difficult office.
 
Erected 1965 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6466.)
 
Location.
Adjutants General Marker, on the right, is located in front of the Texas Military Forces Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, August 2, 2014
2. Adjutants General Marker, on the right, is located in front of the Texas Military Forces Museum.
30° 18.577′ N, 97° 45.634′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West 35th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 West 35th Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Mabry (here, next to this marker); Major John B. Jones (here, next to this marker); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (here, next to this marker); William Steele (here, next to this marker); Texas in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Radkey House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online - Adjutants General. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Handbook of Texas Online - N.H. Darnell. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
3. Handbook of Texas Online - William Byrd. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
4. Handbook of Texas Online - J.Y. Dashiell. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
5. Handbook of Texas Online - D.B. Culberson. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
6. Handbook of Texas Online - John Burke. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 93 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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