Historic Plaque, Colonel Isham Chisum

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads "Colonel Isham Chisum (1818-1884) One of the leading early citizens of Kaufman County. Represented the county in Texas Secession Convention, Jan. - March 1861. Later in 1861, he fought in Confederate Cavalry of Col. Tom Green in New Mexico campaign. As Colonel of 2nd Partisan Rangers, Walker's Division, fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill (La.), in Red River campaign to prevent a Federal invasion of Texas in 1864. A cousin of Jesse Chisholm, who pioneered famous Chisholm Cattle Trail, and of cattle baron John Simpson Chisum, Col. Chisum married Charlotte Martin. They have many descendants in Texas. (1971)"

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Kaufman County - Kaufman
Creation Date: October 26, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 289
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 26, 2005
  • Digitized: November 10, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Kaufman County - Kaufman
Coordinates
32.5899726799, -96.3113304145
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
October 26, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads "Colonel Isham Chisum (1818-1884) One of the leading early citizens of Kaufman County. Represented the county in Texas Secession Convention, Jan. - March 1861. Later in 1861, he fought in Confederate Cavalry of Col. Tom Green in New Mexico campaign. As Colonel of 2nd Partisan Rangers, Walker's Division, fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill (La.), in Red River campaign to prevent a Federal invasion of Texas in 1864. A cousin of Jesse Chisholm, who pioneered famous Chisholm Cattle Trail, and of cattle baron John Simpson Chisum, Col. Chisum married Charlotte Martin. They have many descendants in Texas. (1971)"

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Subject(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn1591
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth6664
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
32.5899726799, -96.3113304145

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