Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel David Culberson
Native Georgian. Came to Texas 1856. Although opposed to secession he aided in raising 18th Texas Infantry as Lt. Colonel, C.S.A. Made commanding Colonel of 18th in 1862. After service in Vicksburg area broken health forced resignation of command winter 1862-63. As Adjutant and Inspector General of Texas 1863-64 responsible for protection of frontier against Indian attacks, Union invasion.
War brought turmoil to Indians living in Kansas and the Indian Territory, with unfortunate results for Texans on the frontier. Most Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks and Seminoles aided the South, while others adhered to the North. Few Comanches made a treaty with the South; but a great majority with their allies, the Kiowas, held aloof from either side and plundered the frontier at will. Apaches and Kickapoos did the same from Mexico. Texas and Confederate troops, despite poor arms and mounts, held defense lines until war's end.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7934.)
Location. 31° 2.585′ N, 104° 49.778′ W. Marker is in Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Austin Street, on the right when traveling east on Touch for map. The monument/marker for Colonel Culberson is located in front of a community center and municipal pool. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 3rd Street, Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Culberson County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Antonio-California Trail (was approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Culberson County (approx. 4 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 11 miles away).
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
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