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Near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Texas Memorial

 
 
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By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. Texas Memorial
Front Side
Inscription.
(Front Side)
Texas

Remembers the valor and devotion of
its sons who served with distinction on
Kentucky battlefields during the Civil War.

At Houston, Texas, during August and September 1861, Benjamin Franklin Terry and Thomas S. Lubbock organized a cavalry regiment that became the storied 8th Texas. Led by Terry, a Russellville, Kentucky native who was a Texas planter and a member of the State Secession Convention. The unit was known as Terry’s Texas Rangers. On December 17, 1861, the Rangers – a charging regiment – engaged Union troops of the 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry under Lt. Col. Henry Von Trebra in the Battle of Rowletts Station (Woodsonville). The military objective was control of the Louisville - Nashville rail line, a vital supply route that crossed the Green River. In the initial charge, Col. Terry fell mortally wounded at this site. The battle was indecisive but presaged expansion of the war in the region and is notable for the loss of one of Texas’ most beloved and promising field leaders.

Terry’s Texas Rangers went on to fight with distinction at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Perryville, Chattanooga, Atlanta and Bentonville. Never formally surrendering as a unit, its skill as a leading cavalry unit of the Western Theater and
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By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. Texas Memorial
Rear Side
its worthy reputation for bravery and a willingness to fight despite the odds had their genesis in Kentucky.

Erected by the State of Texas
2009

(Rear Side)
The companies of Terry’s Texas Rangers Regiment

Company A
McLennan and surrounding counties

Company B
Brazoria and Matagorda counties

Company C
Gonzales and surrounding counties

Company D
Bastrop County

Company E
Gonzales and surrounding counties

Company F
Fayette and surrounding counties

Company G
Bexas and Goliad counties

Company H
Fort Bend County

Company I
Gonzales and surrounding counties

Company K
Harris and Matagorda counties

Texas Remembers and Honors Her Sons
They Sleep the Sleep of the Brave
 
Erected 2008 by State of Texas.
 
Location. 37° 14.654′ N, 85° 53.586′ W. Marker is near Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker can be reached from S. Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) 0.1 miles north of Kentucky Highway 335, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located 100 yards west of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Texas Memorial
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Texas Rangers (a few steps from this marker); Rowlett's Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Rowletts Station (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Rowletts Station (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Munfordville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Munfordville: Day 1 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Munfordville: Siege (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anthony Woodson Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve. Official website of the preserve which includes lands of the Battle of Rowlett's Station. (Submitted on September 5, 2015.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Texas Civil War Monuments
This marker is one of 19 monuments placed by the State of Texas on battlefields across the nation, preserving the memories of the contributions made by the state’s military units during the Civil War.

In 1961 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee initiated this commemorative series of granite monuments by dedicating the first and largest of the original Centennial monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
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4. Texas Memorial
Over the next three years monuments were also placed in the towns of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Anthony, Texas (for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign) and at the following battlefields: Chickamauga, Georgia; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Mansfield, Louisiana; Antietam, Maryland; Bentonville, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, Tennessee; and The Wilderness, Virginia.

Starting in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission continued the work begun in 1961 by the Centennial Commission and the Historical Survey Committee by placing granite monuments at other Civil War battlefields. As of 2017, monuments have been placed at the battlefields of Galveston, Texas (1998); Raymond,
The Texas Rangers Marker and the Texas Memorial image. Click for full size.
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5. The Texas Rangers Marker and the Texas Memorial
Mississippi (2002); Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky (2008); Richmond, Kentucky (2009); Corinth, Mississippi (2010); Gaines Mill, Virginia(2012); and Second Manassas, Virginia (2012).

The Texas Historical Commission plans to place a monument at the battlefield of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.

(Source: Texas Historical Commission, 2015)

NOTE: The links above will take you the HMdb record for the Texas monument/memorial for that battle or campaign.
    — Submitted September 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View to East Towards S. Dixie Highway (US 31W) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
6. View to East Towards S. Dixie Highway (US 31W)
The Texas Rangers marker is in center of image
View to West Across S. Dixie Highway (US 31W) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
7. View to West Across S. Dixie Highway (US 31W)
Memorial is in far view, 100 yards west of the highway
Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
8. Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
Memorial is located in the most southern part
of the Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve Informational Sign image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
9. Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve Informational Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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