General John R. Baylor

General John R. Baylor (HMZL2)

Location: Uvalde, TX 78801 Uvalde County
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N 29° 19.435', W 100° 0.091'

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General John R. Baylor
Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas Republic 1839. Colorful Indian fighter. In War against Cherokees 1840. Member Texas Legislature 1853. Comanche agent 1855-57. Delegate from Weatherford, Secession Convention. Commanding detachment of Second Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles occupied, took over supplies, Ft. Bliss. June 1861— during campaign to extend Confederacy westward to the Pacific. Repulsed Federals, Mesilla, N. Mex., July 25. With 200 men took 700 Federals, their transports, arms, ammunition, 200 horses, 270 beeves, four cannon at

San Augustin Springs, July 27. With Capitol at Mesilla, organized government, proclaimed Confederate control of Arizona, Aug. 1. Baylor became military, civil governor. Sent C.S.A. Treasury $9,500 captured at Ft. Fillmore. Supervised gold, silver mining for C.S.A. Order to kill instead of capture troublesome Apaches incensed authorities against him, had Baylor recalled to Texas, stripped of rank. As private "served guns in hottest of the fight" to recapture Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863. Salvaged U.S. warship parts to make cannon light enough to go into battle on back of mule. 1863-63 in Confederate Congress. Given new command. Made Brigadier-General 1865. Raised, led troops in frontier defense. Fear of his moves pinned down thousands of Federals in California, Arizona. Climaxed war service on Northwest Texas border. Post-war lived in San Antonio. Farmed, ranched Uvalde County. Buried in Montell.
HM NumberHMZL2
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 402755 N 3244289
Decimal Degrees29.32391667, -100.00151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 19.435', W 100° 0.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 19' 26.10" N, 100° 0' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Co Rd 405, Uvalde TX 78801, US
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