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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel Roger Q. Mills

(1832-1911)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Colonel Roger Q. Mills Marker
Inscription. Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas 1849. Civic and political leader. Represented Navarro County in Legislature, 1859-60. Joined in call for State Secession Convention, 1861. Joined 3rd Texas Cavalry. Later a colonel in 10th Texas Infantry. Wounded in Tennessee and Georgia battles. A leader in 1871 Democratic Convention held in Corsicana, which started move to end Reconstruction in Texas. Member United States Congress 1873-92. Author Mills Tariff Bill. In U. S. Senate 1892-99.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7231.)
 
Location. 32° 5.694′ N, 96° 28.533′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Pioneer Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 912 West Park Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Neal Drane (within shouting distance of this marker); Alva Everett Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County World War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Q. Mills Home
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Colonel Roger Q. Mills Marker
Located in Pioneer Village
(approx. 0.2 miles away); David Reed Mitchell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer in Texas Oil Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tatum Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Shelton (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Regarding Colonel Roger Q. Mills. the Mills (Tariff) Bill, which provided for a reduction of the duties on sugar, earthenware, glassware, plate glass, woollen goods and other articles, the substitution of ad valorem for specific duties in many cases, and the placing of lumber (of certain kinds), hemp, wool, flax, borax, tin plates, salt and other articles on the free list. This bill was passed by the Democratic House on July 21, and was then so amended by a Republican Senate as to be unacceptable to the House. The tariff thus became the chief issue in the presidential campaign of 1888
 
Also see . . .  Navarro County Historical Society- Roger Q. Mills. ... Mills was at the Battle of Chickamauga. A the beginning of the fight the brigadier general was killed and Mills, as senior colonel was put in command of the brigade.
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3. Colonel Roger Q. Mills
... (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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