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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Victoria, Texas

Clickable Map of Victoria County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Victoria County, TX (81) Calhoun County, TX (77) DeWitt County, TX (54) Goliad County, TX (53) Jackson County, TX (14) Lavaca County, TX (87) Refugio County, TX (24)  VictoriaCounty(81) Victoria County (81)  CalhounCounty(77) Calhoun County (77)  DeWittCounty(54) DeWitt County (54)  GoliadCounty(53) Goliad County (53)  JacksonCounty(14) Jackson County (14)  LavacaCounty(87) Lavaca County (87)  RefugioCounty(24) Refugio County (24)
Victoria is the county seat for Victoria County
Victoria is in Victoria County
      Victoria County (81)  
      Calhoun County (77)  
      DeWitt County (54)  
      Goliad County (53)  
      Jackson County (14)  
      Lavaca County (87)  
      Refugio County (24)  
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1Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6576 — 1892 Victoria County Courthouse
When Don Martín de Leon platted the original townsite of Guadalupe Victoria in 1824, he designated public squares, including one that would later be shared by city and county governments for many years. Victoria County built its first courthouse, a . . . Map (db m95356) HM
2Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 13906 — 201st Fighter Squadron, Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (the Aztec Eagles)
Following the 1941 Japanese attack on U.S. Forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World War II, the nation of Mexico severed diplomatic relations with the Axis powers (Japan, Germany, Italy). In May 1942, German U-boats sank several of the country's . . . Map (db m192523) HM
3Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6538 — Agapito De Leon(1808-1836) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Born in Texas; fourth son of empresario Don Martín de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and city of Victoria. Agapito de Leon was active in the colony's affairs, a Texas patriot during the War for Independence from Mexico, a skilled Indian fighter, . . . Map (db m95852) HM
4Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 537 — Brownson's Bank
John Milton Brownson (1836-1906), a Confederate veteran of the Civil War who grew up in nearby DeWitt County, moved to Victoria in 1866 and opened a grocery store. In 1867 he founded Brownson's Bank, the first banking establishment in Victoria. . . . Map (db m192462) HM
5Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 12275 — Camp Henry E. McCullough
At the suggestion of Confederate Col. Henry McCullough, an area near this site north of Victoria, known as Nuner's Mott, was selected for the establishment of a military training camp in 1861. Troops from Bell, Bexar, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, . . . Map (db m54305) HM
6Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 12948 — Camp Victoria
Although the town of Victoria had been established in 1824, it was all but abandoned during the Texas Revolution in 1836, as settlers fled east during the Runaway Scrape. After the Revolution's successful close at the Battle of San Jacinto on April . . . Map (db m192583) HM
7Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Confederate Veterans Memorial
To the Soldiers of the Confederate States of America This Monument is dedicated by the William P. Rogers Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Victoria, Texas June the Third A.D. Nineteen Hundred and Twelve On Civilization's . . . Map (db m192454) WM
8Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 12273 — De Leon Plaza
Originally called "Plaza de la Constitución" by Martin de Leon, the founder of Victoria, this square was included as part of an early 1830s survey of Victoria by Jose M. Carbajal, son-in-law of De Leon. Carbajal's survey expanded on the founder's . . . Map (db m95352) HM
9Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6542 — Don Martin de León
Founder of Victoria. Empresario of colonial grant from Mexico in 1824. Spanish cavalier, Indian fighter. First cattle baron of Texas. Born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1765. Died in Victoria in 1833. R.I.P.Map (db m95674) HM
10Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6539 — Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon(1775-1849) — Pioneer Colony Co-Founder and Texas Patriot —
Came from Tamaulipas to Texas (then northernmost province of Mexico) about 1800, to be at the side of her husband, Don Martin de Leon, as he sought to obtain a Spanish grant to establish a civilized colony here. With her family of ten children, she . . . Map (db m95678) HM
11Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6545 — Evergreen CemeteryOf Victoria
The first community cemetery in Victoria, located at present day Memorial Square, was unpopular with local citizens. They preferred home burials despite an 1846 city ordinance prohibiting the practice. In 1849 John McCrabb bought 27 acres of a tract . . . Map (db m192594) HM
12Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 15723 — F.W. Gross High School
Education of Victoria's African American schoolchildren began during Reconstruction; a Freedman's School on East Convent Street is referenced in an 1868 deed. By 1875, three of the city's ten schools served African American pupils. Prof. Frederick . . . Map (db m192405) HM
13Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6540 — Felix de Leon(1806-1850) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Born in Texas; third son of the Empresario Don Martin de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Felix de Leon was held hostage on a pirate ship about 1822, to force his father to comply with buccaneer demands. Later he became active . . . Map (db m95814) HM
14Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6541 — Fernando de Leon(1798-1853) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Eldest son of empresario Martin de Leon. Came with parents from interior of Mexico to Texas, the northermost province, about 1800. Worked with his fathter in founding De Leon Colony and city of Victoria in 1820s. He was a commissioner of the colony . . . Map (db m95700) HM
15Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 1849 — First Presbyterian Church of Victoria
One of the oldest church congregations in Victoria, the First Presbyterian Church was organized on October 2, 1841, by the Rev. William C. Blair and eight charter members. The first house of worship was built in the 1840s across from DeLeon Plaza. . . . Map (db m192602) HM
16Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6258 — Fleming-Welder House
Local rancher and postmaster Edward R. Fleming and his wife Lillian (Mueller) hired B. F. Williams to build this house about 1911. Charles and Wilhemina Grunder purchased the property in 1919, and sold it to Eliza Hughes Welder in 1936. Mrs. . . . Map (db m141749) HM
17Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6547 — Fossati's Delicatessen
In 1882, Italian immigrant Fraschio ("Frank") N. Fossati (1852-1939) opened his first delicatessen in Victoria at Juan Linn and Main streets. He had this building constructed in 1895 and moved the business to this site. One of the oldest remaining . . . Map (db m192496) HM
18Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 14652 — Foster Army Air Field
Prior to World War II, in an effort to match the powerful air armadas of the Axis nations, the U.S. Army Air Corps (later U.S. Army Air Forces) rapidly increased its number of training installations throughout the country. The city of Victoria . . . Map (db m192514) HM
19Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Foster Field1941-1958 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
Foster Field forever altered Victoria. Originally known as Victoria Field, Foster Field obtained its official designation on January 15th, 1942. The name memorialized 1st Lieutenant Arthur L. Foster, who was killed in a crash at Brooks . . . Map (db m192534) HM
20Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Foster Field Memorial
At This Site of the Former Foster Field Officer's Club The Military Honor Garden Honors The Courageous Men and Women in the Armed Forces of United States of America For Their Sacrifices and Dedication to Defend the Freedom of Our . . . Map (db m192532) WM
21Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 15994 — Friedrich & Margaretha Hiller House
Friedrich and Margaretha (Beck) Hiller immigrated to Texas from Württemberg, Germany circa 1851. Friedrich was listed as one of the founders of Victoria's German Lutheran Church founded in December of that year. Hiller began purchasing land in the . . . Map (db m192610) HM
22Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6549 — Guadalupe River
Discovered in this vicinity on April 14, 1689 by Alonso de León. Named in honor of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" patron saint of Mexico. Here at a ford, used since Indian days, Empresario Martín de León founded the town of Victoria in 1824.Map (db m95358) HM
23Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 2407 — Hauschild Opera House
German native George Herman Hauschild (1839-1911) came to Victoria shortly after his marriage to Adele Luder in 1866. A prominent pioneer businessman, Hauschild opened an opera house here in 1894. The theatre, which occupied the top two floors, . . . Map (db m192449) HM
24Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6555 — Home County of William Pinckney McLean
A victoria lawyer. Elected from this county, 1861, to state legislature. In U.S. Congress, 1872-1874. Appointed by Gov. James S. Hogg to newly-formed commission, created to regulate shipping rates and practices. In his term, 1891-1895, . . . Map (db m192475) HM
25Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6543 — Home of Empresario Martín de León
This marker faces the site (across the street) of the home of empresario Martín de León Born at Burgos, Mexico, 1765. Appointed Captain in the Spanish Army, 1790, for bravery displayed in Indian fighting. Received a grant in 1824 to . . . Map (db m96286) HM
26Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 16919 — J. Meredith Tatton House
J. Meredith Tatton (1901-1970), conservationist, composer, cattleman, and writer, was born in Leek, Staffordshire, England. In 1930, Tatton came to Texas and married Victoria native Virginia Drake Hallinan (1901-1993), a great-granddaughter of . . . Map (db m141760) HM
27Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 13496 — Joe F. and Amelia Jecker House
After Republic of Texas President Sam Houston granted the original land to the town of Victoria in December 1841, the Rev. William C. Blair bought several parcels of land in the community, including this one. Blair came from Natchez, Mississippi in . . . Map (db m192452) HM
28Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6582 — John Howland Wood(Sept. 6, 1816 - Jan. 16, 1904)
Born in New York, John Howland Wood came to Texas in 1836 and fought in the Texas Revolution. After serving as quartermaster with the Texas Army in Victoria, he settled on a ranch at Black Point (now Bayside) in the 1840s. Wood supplied beef to . . . Map (db m192588) HM
29Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6101 — John J. Linn
One of De Leon's colonists. Merchant, alcalde, mayor. Member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Born in Ireland June 19, 1798. Died in Victoria October 28, 1885. R.I.P.Map (db m96514) HM
30Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — José María Jesús Carvajal1809-1872 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
José María Jesús Carvajal was the surveyor of Victoria's first plat. He was born in 1809, directly descended from the original Canary Islanders who settled San Antonio in the 18th Century. Carvajal was a protégé of Stephen F. Austin, who . . . Map (db m192495) HM
31Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — La Calle de los Diez Amigos1835 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
The Street of Ten Friends When Martin De Leon was granted his Empresario contract in 1824 he understood that there was much work to be done. For many years, he had laid the groundwork that was necessary to attain his land grant on the . . . Map (db m192684) HM
32Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 17891 — Lorenzo Dow Heaton House
The Lorenzo Dow Heaton House is located across the street from what was once Market Square. Lorenzo D. Heaton was born in 1839 in New York and came to Texas at the age of fifteen. His older brother, John, operated a drug store in Port Lavaca and . . . Map (db m192510) HM
33Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Margaret Wright "The Mother of Texas"1789-1878 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
Theresa Robertson Wright, Texas pioneer and patriot, was born in New Orleans in 1789, reputedly of a French mother and an English father. After a marriage and life in Louisiana, her husband died in 1826 or 1827. She settled in De León's . . . Map (db m192673) HM
34Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Memorial SquareEst. 1824 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
Many Victoria pioneers were laid to rest here. Early Spanish colonization requirements dictated that land be set aside as public burial grounds. However, the tradition of home burial persisted and the "Old Cemetery", now Memorial Square, . . . Map (db m192722) HM
35Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 3327 — Memorial Square
Once the oldest public burial ground in Victoria, this square was laid out in 1824 when Martin de Leon founded the town, then located in the Mexican state of "Coahuila and Texas". In early years the cemetery included the block to the east, and many . . . Map (db m192718) HM
36Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Mitchell SchoolEst. 1902 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
In 1902, the building was completed and named Central High School. In 1899 the Victoria Independent School District began the search for a location to build a new school. The block they chose, however, was the site of Victoria's first . . . Map (db m192715) HM
37Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 3424 — Mitchell School
The citizens of Victoria voted to establish an independent school district in an 1898 election. Immediate plans called for the building of eight schools: four for Anglos and four for African Americans. In 1901 school trustees hired prominent local . . . Map (db m192716) HM
38Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 3534 — Mundt Place
Constructed 1871 as the Continental Hotel which operated until 1897. Bought by Prof. O.E.H. Mundt. Served as classroom building for his school, founded in 1893. School operated until 1904. In 1946, purchased from Mundt family by Post 4146, . . . Map (db m192491) HM
39Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 3629 — O'Connor-Proctor Building
Constructed in 1895, this 2-story commercial building was designed by Cuero Architect Paul Helwig. It housed the offices of rancher Thomas M. O'Connor, a leading area businessman, and the legal firm of brothers Venable B. and Fred C. Proctor. It was . . . Map (db m192453) HM
40Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6546 — Old Federal Building
This Italian Renaissance Revival building was constructed in 1911-13 to serve as the United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse. Otto P. Kroeger and Company of San Antonio was the contractor, and James Knox Taylor served as the supervising . . . Map (db m134482) HM
41Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Old La Bahia Road
This Louisiana trade route, a branch of Camino Real, connected New Spain, San Antonio, and Louisiana and was a major Spanish Colonial Trail after 1757, before Anglo American settlement in the 1820's. By 1749, the Spanish mission north of Victoria . . . Map (db m192617) HM
42Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6557 — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
In 1872 the Rev. Jean Baptiste Teitien was appointed as an assistant pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Victoria. There he realized the need for a separate parish to serve the area's German-speaking community. He received permission to begin a . . . Map (db m192447) HM
43Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 3916 — Palestine Missionary Baptist Church
Twenty-one former slaves gathered together at the corner of Convent and Depot streets on June 27, 1868, and formally organized the first Colored Baptist Church in Victoria County. It was renamed Palestine Missionary Baptist Church on September 11, . . . Map (db m192417) HM
44Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6558 — Phillips-Sale House
New York native Alexander Hamilton Phillips (1804-1880) moved to Texas in 1837. He served in both the Congress of the Republic of Texas and the Legislature of the State of Texas. He moved his law practice to Victoria in the 1840s, and in 1851 . . . Map (db m142308) HM
45Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Presidio La Bahia and Mission Espíritu SantoSecond Site of Mission Nuestra Senora del Espíritu Santo de Zuniga
The arrival of Frenchman Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, on Garcitas Creek in 1685 marks the establishment of the first European settlement in Texas. Within four years though, all of La Salle’s settlers were either dead or scattered. Word . . . Map (db m139178) HM
46Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 14659 — Proctor-Vandenberge House
Landmark of famous 1840 Indian raid, when Hamilton Ledbetter, builder of the first part of the house, fought Comanches, and is family escaped death by flight. Size and style of the house have been greatly enhanced by later owners: Judge A. H. . . . Map (db m201884) HM
47Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 4234 — Regan House
Dominick H. Regan (1842-1927) was an Irish immigrant, Union Civil War veteran, and merchant in Corpus Christi and Indianola. He married Mary Hogan (d. 1894) and they became the parents of 13 children. Regan expanded his general stores to Victoria, . . . Map (db m95351) HM
48Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Round Top House and the Great Comanche Raid1840 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
The Comanche were at the peak of their power as horse soldiers in the 1840s. The Great Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump led a war party numbering between 400 and 700 warriors down the Guadalupe River Valley, arriving in Victoria on August . . . Map (db m192513) HM
49Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6544 — Silvestre de Leon(1802-1842) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Son of the Empresario Martín de Leon, founder of the De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Silvestre de Leon was active in the Catholic church, served as alcalde of Victoria, and had other commissions. An Indian fighter and soldier, he was taken . . . Map (db m95756) HM WM
50Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6563 — Site of Round Top House
This marker faces the site (across the street) of Round Top House The Citadel of Victoria. Built before the year 1836 by Placido Benavides, son-in-law of Martín de León. The house served as a place of refuge for the citizens of . . . Map (db m134469) HM
51Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6568 — Site of Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
The coming of the railroad to Victoria was an important part of the town's economic and social history. Although the first line reached Victoria by 1860, the railroad's major impact came after the end of the Civil War. In 1882, the proposed New . . . Map (db m192410) HM
52Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6577 — Site of Victoria's First Church
This marker faces the site (across the street) of Victoria's First Church Erected by Martin De Leon, founder of Victoria, soon after his arrival in October, 1824. Priests serving there were Rev. Fathers Jose Miguel Muro, Jose Antonio . . . Map (db m134488) HM
53Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6566 — St. Mary's Church, Catholic
Present church built 1903-1904. Third building used by this congregation as a church since the colonization of Victoria in 1824 by Don Martin de Leon. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1965Map (db m134486) HM
54Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Steamboating and the Guadalupe River1850 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
From the beginning of human habitation, the Guadalupe River from Victoria to the coast was used by various watercraft. Despite being declared "un-navigable" due to log jams and debris, there is evidence that steamboats had made the trip . . . Map (db m192644) HM
55Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6559 — Texas Soldiers and Pioneer Memorial
To the Memory of Texas Soldiers and Victoria Pioneer Families Who Still Lie Buried in This Sacred Soil Map (db m192720) WM
56Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6575 — The "Victoria Advocate"
The second oldest newspaper in continuous operation in Texas, the "Victoria Advocate" began as the weekly "Texan Advocate" in 1846. The first issue was published on May 8, 1846, the same day as the Battle of Palo Alto, first battle in the Mexican . . . Map (db m192440) HM
57Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6102 — This Marker Faces the Homesite of John Joseph Linn(Across the Street)
Merchant, soldier, statesman, historian • Born in Ireland, October 25, 1798 • Last alcalde and first mayor of Victoria • Member of the General Council, Provisional Government of Texas, 1835 • Member of the first Congress of Texas • Died here, 1885 • . . . Map (db m192492) HM
58Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6571 — Thurmond Building
C.L. Thurmond, Jr. constructed this building in 1898 for use as a general mercantile store and residence. It is similar to other structures built here before the 1900s, when Bridge Street was a major commercial center of Victoria. The business . . . Map (db m192396) HM
59Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6572 — Tonkawa BankVisita of Mission Espiritu Santo
Campsite for Franciscans from Mission Espiritu Santo (La Bahia) bringing Christian teachings to Indians associated with Mission. Tonkawas and other tribes were in locality when first visited by the Spaniards, 1689. Indians were sought as converts . . . Map (db m75076) HM
60Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6572 — Tonkawa Bank
Reports of a French settlement somewhere in Texas sent a shockwave through New Spain. Eleven expeditions by land and sea were launched to find La Salle's settlement and destroy it. On April 22, 1689, Spanish governor General Alonso de Leon and his . . . Map (db m139177) HM
61Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6573 — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
German immigrants of the Victoria area began holding Lutheran worship services in private homes as early as the 1840s. The organizational meeting for this church, the first Lutheran congregation in the county, was conducted on December 14, 1851. . . . Map (db m192442) HM
62Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6562 — Victor M. Rose(1842-1893) — Noted Texas Newspaper Man and Author —
Son of a Victoria County judge. From boyhood wrote stories and poems. Left college to join Confederate Army in the Civil War. Fought in Ross' Brigade, in many of the hardest battles in history. Was wounded twice and spent many months as a prisoner . . . Map (db m192457) HM
63Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6561 — Victor Marion Rose
. . . Map (db m192595) HM
64Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — VictoriaVictoria County, Texas — Founded 1824 —
Victoria is the quintessential South Texas city, rich in history and charm. Victoria County is considered to be the place where the history of Texas began, as it is the only place in the Lone Star State where all of the Six Flags Over Texas flew. It . . . Map (db m192632) HM
65Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 13869 — Victoria
Founded 1824 by Martin de Leon as center of his colony, Mexico's buffer against Comanches. Active in 1836 in support of Texas War for Independence, and in Confederate cause during Civil War. Historic, trade, cattle, oil and industrial . . . Map (db m192446) HM
66Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — Victoria AdvocateEst. 1846 — Victoria Trail Through Time —
First newspaper in the nation to print "Thimble Theatre," later known as "Popeye, The Sailor Man" The Texan Advocate was the first Texas newspaper published west of the Colorado River. Its inaugural issue was released on May 8th, . . . Map (db m192688) HM
67Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 5649 — Victoria County
In this county the first European settlement in Texas, Fort St. Louis, was built by the French explorer La Salle in 1685. Between 1722 and 1726 a Spanish presidio and the Mission of Espiritu Santo were established. Settled by colonists under . . . Map (db m141819) HM
68Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 5652 — Victoria County C.S.A.
Transportation, military and supply center in the Civil War. On one branch of the cotton road, which moved crop to Mexico for exchange on foreign markets for vital guns, ammunition, medicines and other goods. The 1861 vote favored secession 313 to . . . Map (db m201836) HM
69Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 5652 — Victoria County, C.S.A.
Transportation, military and supply center in the Civil War. On one branch of the Cotton Road, which moved crop to Mexico for exchange on foreign markets for vital guns, ammunition, medicines and other goods. The 1861 vote favored secession 313 to . . . Map (db m141870) HM
70Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 16922 — Victoria Pumping Station
In the 1880s, English-born William Wheeler (1861-1931) came to Texas with the C.E. Gray Construction Co. to install water works for Palestine, Tyler, Taylor, Columbus, and Victoria. He arrived in Victoria in June 1884 with construction engineer J.T. . . . Map (db m192511) HM
71Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 5737 — Webster Chapel United Methodist Church
This fellowship was organized shortly after the Civil War to serve the newly freed slaves of the Victoria area. Originally a Methodist Episcopal Church, it began in 1871 when church trustees George Ware, Thads Phillips, Isaac Smith, Alexander Bonds, . . . Map (db m192439) HM
72Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6567 — William Robert Smith(July 20, 1888 - July 20, 1952)
Served in Co. D, Texas Rangers (1927-1933), under Captains W.W. Sterling, Will Wright, and Albert Mace. Hazardous duties included patrolling the Rio Grande for smugglers, protecting a prisoner from a Sherman lynch mob, dipping cattle for tick fever . . . Map (db m192587) HM
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