Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A.

Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A. (HM28UR)

Location: Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Hopkins County
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N 33° 14.637', W 95° 35.057'

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In the vicinity of Old Tarrant, south of here, the Civil War refugee family of Mrs. Amanda Stone, of Louisiana, was shown great kindness when rescued by Hopkins countians after a road accident. The Stones saw the Texans share the little they had, even cooking the last tough old farm hen, to feed them.

The Stones were but one of many families to flee from war lines to the comparative safety of Texas. Here, though Federal invasion repeatedly threatened, only a few coastal towns were under fire from the enemy. The family of Gen. Stand Watie, from Indian Territory, visited relatives in Wood County. Gen. Kirby Smith, with headquarters in Shreveport, rented homes in Marshall or Hempstead for his wife and babies.

Like most refugees, the Stones when they visited in Hopkins County were heartbroken over loss of their old home to the enemy. In Texas they endured poverty, loneliness, and sorrow at deaths of two sons in the war. They had to lease farm land, to support the family and 90 slaves dependent upon them. Their young boys at one time carried pistols for safety when schoolmates resented their strange manners. Yet eventually they and most other refugees were grateful to Texas for its many generosities.
HM NumberHM28UR
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 259220 N 3681309
Decimal Degrees33.24395000, -95.58428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.637', W 95° 35.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 38.22" N, 95° 35' 3.4200000000001" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154 TX-19, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, US
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