Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WayBetterFinder
N 30° 16.438 W 097° 44.445
14R E 621121 N 3349814
Quick Description: Terry's Texas Rangers Monument is one of the four early monuments placed on the Texas Capitol south lawn as prominent monuments for the Capitol Square's Great Walk.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 4:47:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 6

Long Description:
The surviving verterans of the Eighth Texas Calvery, better known as Terry's Texas Rangers, sponsored the erection of this large monument to commemorate this provisional army of the Confederate States. The Confederate States existed from 1861 to 1865. The Texas army that served the Confederacy contained in it the Eighth Texas Calvary. After the Civil War ended, the survivors of the Eighth Texas Calvary funded this monument and got it installed on the yard of the Texas Capitol in 1907. The bronze horse and horseman representing these Confederate calvary unit from Texas was sculpted by the famous artist Pompeo Coppini. When facing the monument from the center walkway of the Great Walk, the bronze plaque on the granite base under the horse and rider reads, " In commemoration of the valor of the Eighth Texas Calvary better known as 'Terry's Texas Rangers' Provisional Army of the Confederate States 1861-1865 Erected 1907 by surviving comrades"
There is a separate bronze informational plaque near the same center walkway that states concerning this monument, "Coppini also produced the bronze figure on horseback for the granite Terry’s Texas Rangers Monument, erected in 1907 by survivors of the Eighth Texas Calvary."
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1907

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Confederate survivors of the Eighth Texas Calvary, AKA: Terry's Texas Rangers

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

Rating (1-5):

Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Visit Instructions:

To log a visit, a waymarker must visit the monument or memorial in person and post a photo. Personal observations and comments will be appreciated.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest American Civil War Monuments and Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
KesselRun visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 11/4/2014 KesselRun visited it
Queens Blessing visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 10/16/2014 Queens Blessing visited it
Raven visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 8/17/2014 Raven visited it
Benchmark Blasterz visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 11/16/2012 Benchmark Blasterz visited it
WayBetterFinder visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 5/2/2012 WayBetterFinder visited it
RoseDesVents visited Terry's Texas Ranger Monument - Austin, TX 11/10/2005 RoseDesVents visited it

View all visits/logs