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

Company I7th Texas Infantry

 
 
Company I7th Texas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2014
1. Company I7th Texas Infantry Marker
Inscription. Mustered into service during World War I, July 16, 1917, at Abilene with officers, Capt. R.M. Wagstaff; 1st Lt. A.J. McDavid; 2nd Lt. E.B. Sayles; and 1st Sgt. Elmer C. Stearns. Company had 139 enlisted men from the area who trained here at the West Texas Fair Grounds (now Rose Park) until September 1. Then transferred to Camp Bowie at Fort Worth. It became part of HQ. Co., 142nd Inf., 36th Division.
The unit saw action in France October 8-28, 1918, with the 4th French Army, and was mustered out of service in June, 1919.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1014.)
 
Location. 32° 26.542′ N, 99° 45.367′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Barrow Street 0.1 miles south of S. 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Oscar Rose Park along the park driveway just east of the skate park; the above directions are to the park driveway entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House (approx. half a mile away); Childers Classical Institute (approx. mile
Company I7th Texas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2014
2. Company I7th Texas Infantry Marker
away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); McMurry College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Magee House (approx. one mile away); Abilene Woman's Club Building (approx. one mile away); Site of Guitar Mansion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Western Cattle Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
More about this marker. At the bottom of the marker is attached a metal strip with the following inscription: Muster In Roll recorded Vol 866, Page 983 Deed Records, Taylor County, Texas.
 
Also see . . .  36th Division in World War I. A detailed history of the 36th Division from the Texas Military Forces Museum. (Submitted on November 17, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Oscar Rose Park in Vicinity of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
3. Oscar Rose Park in Vicinity of Marker
Skate Park in Oscar Rose Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2014
4. Skate Park in Oscar Rose Park
Marker is located just east of the skate park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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