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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WOK_texas-confederate-womans-home-historical_Austin-TX.html
The Texas Confederate Woman's home opened in 1908 and provided a home for over three thousand wives and widows of Confederate Veterans. Potential residents were wives or widows of honorably discharged Confederate soldiers, women who could prove ac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WFT_offices-of-the-war-department-and-the-adjutant-general-historical_Austin-TX.html
Three double log houses built on this site in 1839 shortly after Austin was selected as the site for the capital of the Republic of Texas served as the offices for the War Department and the Adjutant General. Here Albert Sidney Johnston and Branch…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W0H_austin-memorial-park-cemetery-historical_Austin-TX.html
As the population of the city of Austin grew larger during the early 20th century, a privately owned cemetery with plots available for purchase by the public became necessary. In 1927, Austin Memorial Park, a private corporation, purchased farm la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VQE_swedes-of-texas-historical_Austin-TX.html
Swedish immigration to Texas began with the arrival of Swen Magnus Swenson in 1838. Settling first on the Gulf Coast, he became a successful businessman. In 1850 he moved to Austin, where he established a ranch in the area he later named Govalle (…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TF2_southern-confederacy-monument-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
Top Inscription Southern ConfederacyFormed by following states withdrawing from the UnionSouth Carolina December Twentieth Eighteen Hundred and SixtyInscription on the base Died for state rights guaranteed under the Constitution. The people of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TF1_hoods-texas-brigade-monument-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. First Texas Regiment, Fourth Texas Regiment, Fifth Texas Regiment, Eighteenth Georgia Regiment, Third Arkansas Regiment, Hampton's South Carolina Legion. Br…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TF0_terrys-texas-rangers-monument-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
In commemoration of the valor of the Eighth Texas Cavalry better known as "Terry's Texas Rangers" Provisional Army of the Confederate States 1861-1865.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEZ_terry-rangers-monument-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
"There is no danger of a surprise when the Rangers are between us and the enemy." General Braxton Bragg. "The Terry Rangers have done all that could be expected or required of soldiers." Jefferson Davis
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEY_albert-sydney-johnston-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
Born in Kentucky in 1803, Confederate General Albert Sidney died on April 6, 1862, from wounds suffered in the Battle of Shiloh. His remains were placed in the Texas State Cemetery in 1867. Elisabet Ney, Texas' most prominent nineteenth-century sc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TCL_the-great-walk-historical_Austin-TX.html
The promenade leading from Congress Avenue to the Capitol's south entrance is called the Great Walk. Completed in 1889, the Great Walk was considered one of the most significant features of the Capitol grounds, formalizing a connection with Austin…
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