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John A. Wharton

 
 
John A. Wharton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 21, 2003
1. John A. Wharton Marker
Inscription. Came to Texas from Tennessee. Prominent orator, jurist and prosecutor. Delegate Texas Secession Convention 1861. Joined Confederate Army as Captain Company "B" Terry’s Texas Rangers. After Terry was killed Wharton elected Colonel and led this famous regiment Battle of Shiloh, and Kentucky Campaign 1862. Twice wounded and made Brigadier General for bravery in action. Promoted Major General 1863 after brilliant fighting Chickamauga Campaign. Gallantly led Cavalry Corps Red River campaign to prevent invasion Texas 1864.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 14459.)
 
Location. 30° 15.906′ N, 97° 43.602′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in Texas State Cemetery, Confederate Field Section 2, Row A, Grave 18. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Sydney Johnston (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Jesse Billingsley (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen F. Austin
John A. Wharton Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 21, 2003
2. John A. Wharton Grave Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Edward Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); General Moseley Baker (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jones Hardeman (within shouting distance of this marker); Bailey Hardeman (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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