“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Camp Henry E. McCullough

Camp Henry E. McCullough Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 30, 2011
1. Camp Henry E. McCullough Historical Marker
The South Texas sun was relentless at Camp McCullough. The soldiers had just a short supply of canvas and the pathetic shade of the mesquite tree.
Inscription. At the suggestion of Confederate Col. Henry McCullough, an area near this site north of Victoria, known as Nuner's Mott, was selected for the establishment of a military training camp in 1861. Troops from Bell, Bexar, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Matagorda, Travis, and Victoria counties began arriving that September. Col. Robert Garland of Virginia was appointed regimental commander. The entire regiment, now known as the Sixth Texas Infantry, trained at Camp McCullough until May 1862. Captured at Arkansas Post in 1863, the regiment later fought in the Battles of Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville before finally surrendering with the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina.
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commisson. (Marker Number 12275.)
Location. 28° 52.178′ N, 97° 2.351′ W. Marker is near Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is on U.S. 87 one mile north of U.S. 77 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tonkawa Bank (approx. 3½ miles away); John J. Linn (approx. 4.4 miles away); Agapito De Leon (approx. 4½ miles away); Felix de Leon (approx. 4½ miles away); Don Martin de León (approx. 4½ miles away); Silvestre de Leon (approx. 4½ miles away); Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (approx. 4½ miles away); Fernando de Leon (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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