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Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A.

1821-1901

 
 
Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A. Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 31, 2011
1. Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A. Historical Marker
This little page of the great history of Texas is just east of the gold and blue shores outside of Freeport.
Inscription. Born in Missouri. Rode a mule to Texas in 1831 to join his uncle, Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas. A private in Texas War for Independence. Legislator, congressman, member of Texas Secession Convention. Enlisted as a private in the Civil War, but his administrative ability, diplomacy and political understanding soon cast him in the role of troubleshooter and liaison man between state and Confederate governments and the military. Convinced C. S. A. leaders of need to leave enough troops in Texas to guard coastline and prevent Indian attacks. Arranged 1862 Conference of Governors of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, and delivered their request to President Jefferson Davis for creation of a strong military department west of the Mississippi River. Helped reorganize armed forces in East Texas. Served as confidential adjutant to both Pres. Davis and Trans-Mississippi commanding general. Settled dispute among military, state of Texas and Confederacy on acquisition and sale of cotton-- lifeblood of the South. Took part in battles in April 1864 to prevent Federal invasion of Texas. Arranged governors' conferences in 1863 and 1865. Buried in state cemetery in Austin.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9537.)
 
Location.
Battle of Jones Creek, Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A.,<br>and Peach Point Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. Battle of Jones Creek, Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A.,
and Peach Point Markers
28° 58.709′ N, 95° 28.321′ W. Marker is in Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road and Peach Point Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 36. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peach Point (here, next to this marker); Battle of Jones Creek (here, next to this marker); James Franklin Perry (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (about 800 feet away); General Stephen Fuller Austin (about 800 feet away); Major Reuben R. Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Joel Bryan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry William Munson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil
 
Markers near Intersection of<br>State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
3. Markers near Intersection of
State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road
View to the west
View to Southeast Along State Highway 36 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
4. View to Southeast Along State Highway 36
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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