Aspermont in Stonewall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
County Named for Confederate Hero / Texas in the Civil War
General "Stonewall" Jackson
1824 - 1863
Gen. Barnard E. Bee, a Texan, gave him the famous sobriquet in first Battle of Manassas. Jackson was rallying his men for a charge as other units retreated. Bee seeing him cried to his men, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." 🔻 In Battles of Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill, Hood's famous Texas Brigade fought under his command. After Gaines Mill when Jackson saw the strong Union fortified position which the Texans had overrun, he—not known to give praise—said, "The men that took this position were soldiers indeed."
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 🔻
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1086.)
Location. 33° 8.41′ N, 100° 13.68′ W. Marker is in Aspermont, Texas, in Stonewall County. Marker can be reached from S. Broadway Street (U.S. 83) south of W. 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the grounds of the Stonewall County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Aspermont TX 79502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stonewall County (here, next to this marker); Stonewall County Servicemen Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); "Our Lady of Justice" (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 9.4 miles away); Rath City (approx. 9.4 miles away); Old Glory (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Civil War - Texas. From the Texas State Historical Associationís "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on June 8, 2016.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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