Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units

Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units (HM1PVV)

Location: Tyler, TX 75702 Smith County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.067', W 95° 18.053'

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Smith County

C.S.A.


Major center of Confederate activity during Civil War. Many distinguished men and military units served south. The largest ordnance plant west of the Mississippi River manufactured "Tyler Rifles" near here. Camp Ford located east of town was the largest prisoner of war compound in the western Confederacy. Other military activities here included a quartermaster depot, training camps, transportation depot, foundry, general hospital and medical laboratories. Two large salt works produced daily thousands of pounds of this vital commodity. At home, women, children, old men, loyal slaves raised cotton and grain for army. Women made all their own clothes, used parched okra and yams for coffee and made hats out of shucks and straw.

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Tyler-Smith County
C.S.A. Men and Units


Elements of the following Confederate Texas military units were recruited from or organized in Tyler and Smith County:

Douglas' Battery
1st Texas Infantry
3rd Texas Cavalry
11th Texas Infantry
15th Texas Infantry
22nd Texas Infantry
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Marker Number7759
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283476 N 3581682
Decimal Degrees32.35111667, -95.30088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.067', W 95° 18.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 4.02" N, 95° 18' 3.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138-150 N Broadway Ave, Tyler TX 75702, US
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