Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers

Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (HM1E8F)

Location: Brownfield, TX 79316 Terry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 10.733', W 102° 16.837'

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County named for Texas Confederate
Colonel B. F. Terry
1821 - 1861

Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal arms, property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle of war. Cited for valuable volunteer service in first Battle of Manassas. Returned to Texas with orders to raise cavalry regiment which soon attained fame as Terry's Rangers. Accepted his commission only when men elected him Colonel. Killed Woodsonville, Kentucky leading unit's first charge. His loyal Rangers carried his name until war's end. Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.

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Terry's Texas Rangers

Ten companies of the "Kid Glove" gentry of Texas enlisted for the duration of the Civil War, forming the famed Terry's Texas Rangers. With their able leaders, this 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment joined Johnston's command in Kentucky. History finds it easy to call these Texas men fighters. They were excellent horsemen, marksmen, utterly reckless. Individual heroism was not uncommon. Their deeds were praised at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Bragg's Raid into Kentucky and their last charge at Bentonville, N.C. Called upon to cover retreats, to invade enemy lines to get information, harass the enemy and to lead charges. In thickest of fighting these soldiers upheld the Texas Ranger tradition and name into battle. They carried a six-shooter, double barrel shotgun, a Texas toothpick — a large, deadly double-edged knife — and their famed fighting spirit.
HM NumberHM1E8F
Marker Number957
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 753558 N 3674412
Decimal Degrees33.17888333, -102.28061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 10.733', W 102° 16.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 10' 43.98" N, 102° 16' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 W Main St, Brownfield TX 79316, US
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