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General Thomas Harrison
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 31° 14.932 W 096° 50.843
14R E 704987 N 3459180
Quick Description: This post-mounted subject marker stands in a rest area along with two other markers, off SH 6, about 3.5 miles north of Reagan.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2019 12:16:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM11E09
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

Long Description:
Marker erected by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee

Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry Harrison, Thomas, General
City Reagan
County Falls
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 704497
UTM Northing 3459242
Subject Codes Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1965
Marker Location From Reagan take SH6 about 3.5 mi N. to Roadside Park.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Number: 2395

Marker Text:

C.S.A.
General Thomas Harrison
(1823 - 1891)

Youngest of only trio of Texas Brothers who all gained rank of general in Confederate Army. Lived in Falls County in 1850s.

Veteran of Mexican War and of Texas frontier defense. Rose in Civil War to command of Terry's Texas Rangers. Rode with Cavalry of Gen. N. B. Forrest who got "Thar Fustest with the mostest". Fought at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Ft. Donelson, Knoxville, Atlanta, was wounded 3 times and had 5 horses shot from under him.

Elected district judge in 1866, was removed by reconstruction regime. Served as trustee of Waco University.

(1965)


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