Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cherokee County C.S.A.
Civil War manufacturing, supply and military center. Field Transportation Bureau shop made and repaired wagons, saddles, harnesses. Gun factory produced "Mississippi rifles" and pistols. Two iron works cast plows, skillets, pots, irons. Salt works provided a scarce item. Confederate commissary stored sugar and military supplies. Texas conscript district office directed drafting activity. Additional military activities included Union prisoner confine and two camps, one a camp of instruction for raw recruits.
A Memorial to Texans who Served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1963
C.S.A. Men and Units
Two thousand men from Cherokee County were in the Confederate Service, including Brigadier General Joseph L. Hogg who died in Mississippi in 1862.
Companies organized were:
Co. A, 2nd Texas Cavalry
Co. C, 3rd Texas Cavalry
Co. K, 4th Texas Cavalry
Co. F, 7th Texas Cavalry
Co. I, 10th Texas Cavalry
Co. B, 17th Texas Cavalry
Cos. F and I, 35th Texas Cavalry
Co. B, 28th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted
Cos. A and D, Border's Cavalry
Co. K, 1st Texas Partisan Rangers
Co. E, 7th Texas Infantry
Cos. A, C, K 18th Texas Infantry
Erected 1963 by The State
Location. 31° 47.747′ N, 95° 9.011′ W. Marker is in Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of East 6th Street (U.S. 84) and South Main Street (State Highway 62), on the right when traveling west on East 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Law Firm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bachelor Girl's Library Club (about 500 feet away); The James I. Perkins Family Home (about 700 feet away); Rusk Footbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rusk (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mountain Home (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.