Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War
Colonel T. S. Lubbock
1817 – 1862
South Carolinian. Came to Texas 1835. Indian fighter, soldier, businessman. Member Secession Convention. Went to Virginia hoping to fight for South in first battle of war. Commended for valuable volunteer service as scout and reporting enemy troop positions in First Battle of Manassas. Sent to Texas to raise regiment for Army of Virginia. Upon organization, the 8th Texas Cavalry—famed Terry's Rangers—elected him Lieutenant Colonel. Went to Kentucky. When Terry was killed, Rangers unanimously elected him Colonel. Ill with typhoid fever, he died soon after. Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.
In the Civil War
1861 – 1865
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 popular vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famed for mobility and daring, fought on every battlefront. A 2,000 mile frontier and coast were successfully defended from Union troop invasion and savage Indians. Texas was the storehouse of Western Confederacy. Wagon trains laden with cotton- life blood of the South- crossed the state to Mexico to trade for medical supplies, clothing, military supplies. State and private industry
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 996.)
Location. 33° 35.104′ N, 101° 50.712′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on Texas Avenue south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the west entrance of the Lubbock County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 Broadway Street, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tribute to Cotton (here, next to this marker); Mackenzie Scout Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlock Building (about 600 feet away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.3 miles away); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. half a mile away); Buddy Holly (approx. half a mile away); J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (approx. half a mile away); Bacon Home (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 596 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.