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Sherman in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas

April 3, 1896

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
1. The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas
Inscription.

under the auspices of the Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson Co. Tex.

Organized July 21, 1888
Changed to
Mildred Lee Camp U.C.V. May 21, 1892.

Sacred to the memory of our Confederate Dead: true patriots. They fought for home and country. For the holy principles of self government - the only true liberty. Their sublime self-sacrifices and unsurpassed valor will teach future generations the lesson of high born patriotism, of devotion to duty, of exalted courage, of Southern chivalry.

History has enshrined them immortal.
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The Dixie Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy No. 35, organized Sep. 21, 1894 to aid in perpetuating the glorious memory of
Our Martyred Heroes.

"This marble minstrel's voiceless stone,
in deathless song shall tell,
when many a vanished year hath flown,
the story how ye fell."
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Rededication Ceremony
24 March 1996

Fighting for the preservation of
family homeland and rights
is never a lost cause.

So great the valor,
so supreme the sacrifice;
so red the rose...

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Col. Reeves, 11th Texas
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
2. The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas Dedication
Cavalry
Camp No. 349
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Rededication Ceremony
24 March 1996

And the fame of that nameless nation
on history's page shall shine
as our heroes grand oblation
in our hearts has found a shrine.
Mrs. M. M. Jouvenant
Sherman Tx 1893

100 Years of Caring
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Dixie Chapter No 35
1896 - 1996

 
Erected 1888 by Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson County, Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 38.171′ N, 96° 36.571′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on Houston Street (State Highway 56) west of Travis Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument is on the northeast grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Houston Street, Sherman TX 75090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grayson County (here, next to this marker); Ninth Texas Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Eleventh Texas Cavalry
The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas U.D.C. image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
3. The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas U.D.C.
(here, next to this marker); Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield (a few steps from this marker); Peter W. Grayson (a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sherman.
 
Also see . . .  Texas Confederate Museum. (Submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas S.C.V. image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
4. The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas S.C.V.
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
5. The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas U.D.C. 100th
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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