Iowa's Confederate General

Iowa's Confederate General (HM11F)

Location: Keosauqua, IA 52565 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.534', W 91° 51.298'

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General Lawrence Sullivan ?Sul' Ross, CSA, was born in Bentonsport, Iowa, Van Buren County on September 27, 1838. His family moved to Texas in 1839, where he grew to manhood. In 1859, Sul Ross was commissioned a Captain in the Texas Rangers, fought Comanches, rescued Cynthia Ann Parker (Mother of Quanah Parker), and in 1861, enlisted as a Private in the 6th Texas Cavalry CSA. He rose rapidly through the ranks to become Brigadier General of the 6th Texas Cavalry and later Brigade Commander, Jackson's Division, Forrest's Cavalry Corps. Gen. Sul Ross took part in 135 battles, including Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth, the Atlanta and Franklin-Nashville Campaigns. He returned to Texas after the Civil War and served as Sheriff of McLennan County, Texas, Governor of Texas from 1887-1891, and President of Texas A&M University from 1891 until his death in 1898.

Frontiersman, Soldier, Statesman, Educator; A Native Son of Iowa, Adopted Son of Texas.
HM NumberHM11F
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByIowa Sons of Confederate Veterans; Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans; Marmaduke Chapter of Military Order of Stars & Bars; Douds Stone, Iowa's Confederate General
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 596698 N 4508923
Decimal Degrees40.72556667, -91.85496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.534', W 91° 51.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 32.04" N, 91° 51' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)319, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21951-21989 Hawk Dr, Keosauqua IA 52565, US
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