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

Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War

 
 
Colonel T. S. Lubbock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Colonel T. S. Lubbock Marker
Inscription.
Front Side:
County named for Texas Confederate
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.

Back Side:
Texas
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
Texas in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Texas in the Civil War Marker
produced guns, ammunition, wagons, pots, kettles, leather goods, salt, hospital supplies. Wives, sons, daughters, slaves provided corn, cotton, cloth, cattle, hogs, cured meats to the Army, giving much, keeping little for themselves.
 
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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tribute to Cotton (here, next to this marker); 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); a different marker also named Buddy Holly (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Lubbock Women's Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lubbock High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War Marker
Lubbock County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
4. Lubbock County Court House
Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War Marker is just to the left of the entrance.
Lubbock County Courthouse (<b><i>wide view; marker visible bottom left</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2016
5. Lubbock County Courthouse (wide view; marker visible bottom left)
 
 
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 483 times since then and 76 times this year. 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.
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