The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 435
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memorial information markers have also been erected to honor
a number of Texas Confederate generals including William P.
Hardeman, X. B. Debray, John A. Wharton, William Steele, and
Sam Bell Maxey. Additional markers designate the sites of
Civil War battles, Indian raids, frontier forts, coastal fortifica-
tions, graves, and buildings, as well as supply, manufacturing,
and troop mustering points. County historical survey committees
are marking graves of Confederate veterans and gathering infor-
mation on each county's part in the conflict. The Texas committee
was also host at San Antonio for a semi-annual meeting of the
Confederate States Centennial Conference.
The week of April 2o-26, 1964, has been designated Texas Civil
War Appreciation Week. Civic organizations and schools will
conduct programs on the war and museums across the state will
emphasize Civil War exhibits.
From Refugio, Texas, Hobart Huson writes that
Vic Niemeyer's article, "The Revolutionary Attempt of General
Bernardo Reyes from San Antonio in 1911," (Quarterly, October,
1963), brings to vivid recollection an escapade of San Antonio Main
Avenue High teen-age boys which revolved around the refugee Mex-
ican General. Many, if not most, of the participants now have gone
to join General Reyes wherever he might be.
In the Fall of 1911, a group of male students at Main Avenue
organized a society named the Athenaeum Association, to provide an
open forum in which each member might discuss any subject in
which he happened to be most interested. The minutes of the Society
(which I have) list as the charter members: Thomas Y. Banks,
Charles Beatty, Arthur Bogusch, George N. Cannon, Craig Coley,
Claud Drennon, Edward T. Elmendorf, Eric B. Glover, Frank S.
Huson, Hobart Huson, Hugh James, Coe Kelley, Edward I. Limper,
John Long, Sam McFadden, Maury Maverick, Charles Mendenhall,
Lucian B. Mitchell, Frank Pahlmann, Will J. Peter, Wendell Prime,
Earl Racey, Edwin Sehorn, Thomas Spell, Lloyd Taylor, James O.
Walsh, and James A. Worley. C. Stanley Banks became a member in
1912, as did Rubin Lozano.
The old Main Avenue High School, as its name indicates, faced
Main Avenue, near Romana Street (there was no "plaza" then), at
which forked San Pedro Avenue. General Reyes, his family, and
secretaries, lived at 701 San Pedro, some seven blocks north of the
high school. It is an old fashioned two-story house, with bannistered
upper and lower galleries, and with a cupola at one corner.
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