Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montell in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General John R. Baylor

1822-1895

 
 
Home Town Confederate General John R. Baylor Monument/Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 29, 2011
1. Home Town Confederate General John R. Baylor Monument/Marker
Inscription.
Home Town Confederate
General John R. Baylor
1822-1895
Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas Republic 1839. Colorful Indian fighter. In War against Cherokees 1840. Member Texas Legislature 1853. Comanche agent 1855-57. Delegate from Weatherford, Secession Convention. Commanding detachment of Second Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles occupied, took over supplies, Ft. Bliss. June 1861-- during campaign to extend Confederacy westward to the Pacific. Repulsed Federals, Mesilla, N. Mex., July 25. With 200 men took 700 Federals, their transports, arms, ammunition, 200 horses, 270 beeves, four cannon at

(Back):
San Augustin Springs, July 27. With Capitol at Mesilla, organized government, proclaimed Confederate control of Arizona, Aug. 1. Baylor became military, civil governor. Sent C.S.A. Treasury $9,500 captured at Ft. Fillmore. Supervised gold, silver mining for C.S.A. Order to kill instead of capture troublesome Apaches incensed authorities against him, had Baylor recalled to Texas, stripped of rank. As private "served guns in hottest of the fight" to recapture Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863. Salvaged U.S. warship parts to make cannon light enough to go into battle on back of mule. 1863-63 in Confederate Congress. Given new command. Made Brigadier-General 1865. Raised, led troops in frontier defense. Fear of
Home Town Confederate General John R. Baylor Monument/Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 29, 2011
2. Home Town Confederate General John R. Baylor Monument/Marker
Reverse side.
his moves pinned down thousands of Federals in California, Arizona. Climaxed war service on Northwest Texas border. Post-war lived in San Antonio. Farmed, ranched Uvalde County. Buried in Montell.
 
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2134.)
 
Location. 29° 19.435′ N, 100° 0.091′ W. Marker is in Montell, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on County Route 405 one mile west of Texas Highway 55, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cline Community (approx. 7.5 miles away); John Nance Garner (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located across the road from Episcopal Church of the Ascension Cemetery, grave site of General Baylor.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement