Thursday, April 24, 2008

Texas state monument

Every Texas monument I've ever seen on any battlefield in any theater always looks the same. I understand why, they were all placed for the centennial. They probably came up with the design first with this intent in mind. Its a good idea, I kinda like that I can tell at a distance it is a Texas monument.

Remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Shiloh
April 6-7, 1862.

Here the Rangers upheld the fame of the name they bore, the 2nd Texas fought with gallantry and the 9th Texas responded to any demand upon its courage and endurance.

General Albert Sidney Johnston of Texas gave his life in this battle.

Texas troops at Shiloh were;
9th Texas Infantry, Colonel Wright A. Stanley, (Brig. Gen. Patton Anderson's Brigade, Ruggles' Division, Bragg's Corps)
2nd Texas Infantry, Col. John C. Moore, Lieutenant Colonel William A. Rogers, Major Hal G. Runnels, (Brig. Gen. John K. Jackson's Brigade, Withers' Division, Bragg's Corps)
8th Texas Cavalry (Rangers), Colonel John A. Wharton, (unattached)

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1964

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