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

Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units

 
 
Smith County C.S.A. Marker (east face) image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 9, 2015
1. Smith County C.S.A. Marker (east face)
Texas Civil War Centennial Marker
Inscription.
(east face)
Smith County
C.S.A.

Major center of Confederate activity during Civil War. Many distinguished men and military units served south. The largest ordnance plant west of the Mississippi River manufactured "Tyler Rifles" near here. Camp Ford located east of town was the largest prisoner of war compound in the western Confederacy. Other military activities here included a quartermaster depot, training camps, transportation depot, foundry, general hospital and medical laboratories. Two large salt works produced daily thousands of pounds of this vital commodity. At home, women, children, old men, loyal slaves raised cotton and grain for army. Women made all their own clothes, used parched okra and yams for coffee and made hats out of shucks and straw.

(west face)
Tyler-Smith County
C.S.A. Men and Units

Elements of the following Confederate Texas military units were recruited from or organized in Tyler and Smith County:
Douglas' Battery
1st Texas Infantry
3rd Texas Cavalry
11th Texas Infantry
15th Texas Infantry
22nd Texas Infantry

 
Erected 1965 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 7759.)
 
Location.
Smith County C.S.A. Marker (west face) image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 9, 2015
2. Smith County C.S.A. Marker (west face)
Texas Civil War Centennial Marker
32° 21.067′ N, 95° 18.053′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and West Erwin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broadway Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the east side of the plaza across from the Smith County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Broadway Ave, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First County Agricultural Extension Agent (a few steps from this marker); City of Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith County as a 19th Century Legal Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas R. Bonner (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tyler Commercial College (about 300 feet away); Brady P. Gentry (about 300 feet away); Hampson Boren Gary (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Smith County C.S.A. Marker on the Courthouse Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 9, 2015
3. Smith County C.S.A. Marker on the Courthouse Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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