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

Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work

(1832-1911)

 
 
Lt. Col.Phillip A. Work Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
1. Lt. Col.Phillip A. Work Marker
Inscription. Came to Texas, 1838, represented Tyler County, Texas Secession Convention, 1861. Raised and was Captain, Co. F. 1st. Regt., Hood's Texas brigade. As Lieutenant Colonel, commanded Hood's Texans June 1862 - Jan. 1864, in battles such as Sharpsburg, where brigade had over 82% casualties. Greatest loss for any unit in any Civil War action. Col. Work led Texas brigade second day, Gettysburg; and in Chickamauga victory, 1863. After coming home to regain health, was in David S. Terry's Texas Cavalry.

After war practiced law. Is buried in old Hardin Cemetery.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 11464.)
 
Location. 30° 46.512′ N, 94° 24.93′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker is on West Bluff Street (U.S. 190) near U.S. 69, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Bluff Street, Woodville TX 75979, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodville Academy and Woodville College (here, next to this marker); Tyler County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Tyler County
Lt. Col.Phillip A. Work Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
2. Lt. Col.Phillip A. Work Marker
Beside Woodville Academy and Woodville College marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Home of James Edward Wheat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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