Near Site of C.S.A.Founded in 1862 by J.C. Short and Wm.S.N. Biscoe (both gunsmiths) and Col Geo. Yarbrough. In 2-story brick main building, on 125 acre site, contracted to make for State of Texas 5,000 rifles for the arming of troops in the Civil War. After trouble obtaining men and material, plant was sold in October 1863 to the Confederate government. Short and Biscoe stayed on with the plant, to continue making guns.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 283296 N 3579578|
|Decimal Degrees||32.33211667, -95.30231667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 19.927', W 95° 18.139'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 19' 55.62" N, 95° 18' 8.34" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-299 TX-155, Tyler TX 75701, US|
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