Historic plaque - Members of Confederate Congress

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Clarksville, Texas. It reads: "Texas in the Civil War, Members of Confederate Congress. During the 4 years, 4 months after secession, Texas sent 18 lawmakers to the Confederate capitols. Her delegates to the provisional congress, Feb. 1861 to Feb. 1862 were John R. Gregg, Freestone County; John Hemphill, Travis County; Wm. B. Ochiltree, Nacogdoches County; Williamson S. Oldham, Washington County; John H. Reagan, Anderson County; Thomas N. Waul, Gonzales County; and Louis T. Wigfall, Harrison County. Texans in the first Confederate States Congress, Feb. 1862 - Feb. 1864, were B. H. Epperson of Red River County; M. D. Graham, Rusk County; Peter W. Gray, Harris County; Claiborne C. Herbert, Colorado County; Frank B. Sexton, San Augustine County; John A. Wilcox, Bexar County; and Wm. B. Wright, Lamar County. Oldham and Wigfall served as senators, 1862 - 1865. Herbert and Sexton were re-elected to the second Confederate Congress, in 1864. Their colleagues were Gen. John R. Baylor, Parker County; Anthony M. Branch, Walker County; Stephen H. Darden, Gonzales County; and Simpson H. Morgan, Red River County. Several Congressmen left the legislative branch of the government for the battlefield, two becoming Generals. Others left for Presidential assignments -- one, Reagan, to be Postmaster-General in the cabinet. (1965)"

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Red River County - Clarksville
Creation Date: October 10, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 163
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 10, 2005
  • Digitized: November 10, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Red River County - Clarksville
Coordinates
33.6131912477, -95.0503250558
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
October 10, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Clarksville, Texas. It reads: "Texas in the Civil War, Members of Confederate Congress. During the 4 years, 4 months after secession, Texas sent 18 lawmakers to the Confederate capitols. Her delegates to the provisional congress, Feb. 1861 to Feb. 1862 were John R. Gregg, Freestone County; John Hemphill, Travis County; Wm. B. Ochiltree, Nacogdoches County; Williamson S. Oldham, Washington County; John H. Reagan, Anderson County; Thomas N. Waul, Gonzales County; and Louis T. Wigfall, Harrison County. Texans in the first Confederate States Congress, Feb. 1862 - Feb. 1864, were B. H. Epperson of Red River County; M. D. Graham, Rusk County; Peter W. Gray, Harris County; Claiborne C. Herbert, Colorado County; Frank B. Sexton, San Augustine County; John A. Wilcox, Bexar County; and Wm. B. Wright, Lamar County. Oldham and Wigfall served as senators, 1862 - 1865. Herbert and Sexton were re-elected to the second Confederate Congress, in 1864. Their colleagues were Gen. John R. Baylor, Parker County; Anthony M. Branch, Walker County; Stephen H. Darden, Gonzales County; and Simpson H. Morgan, Red River County. Several Congressmen left the legislative branch of the government for the battlefield, two becoming Generals. Others left for Presidential assignments -- one, Reagan, to be Postmaster-General in the cabinet. (1965)"

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Confederate States of America
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn1513
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth6672
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
33.6131912477, -95.0503250558
Historic plaque - Members of Confederate Congress

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