"Memorial to "Terry's Texas Rangers"" Top 5 Page for this destination Capitol Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
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Favorite thing: Seventeen monuments grace the 22 acres of the Texas State Capitol grounds. On these "General" pages I will highlight several of those monuments and a few other points of interest on and around the capitol. grounds.
The TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERS MONUMENT features a bronze statue, by Pompeo Coppini, portraying one of Terry's Texas Rangers astride a spirited horse. In 1861, during the War for Southern Independence, Texas Rangers were mustered at Houston after Benjamin Terry and Thomas Lubbock's call for volunteers. Ten companies of 100 men each were formally activated as the 8th Texas Cavalry. During the next four years they participated in many engagements defending the Confederate States from Northern aggression.
The monument was erected in 1907, by surviving comrades. A plaque on the side reads:
Headquarters Calvary Corps.
April 24, 1865
You have fought your fight. Your task is done. During four years of struggle for liberty you have exhibited courage, fortitude and devotion. You are the victors of more than 200 sternly contested fields. You have participated in more than 1000 conflicts of arms.
You are heroes, veterans, patriots. The bones of your comrades mark the battlefields of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. You have done all that human exertions could accomplish. In bidding you adieu I desire to tender my thanks for gallantry in battle. Your fortitude under suffering, and the devotion at all times to the holy cause you have done so much to maintain. I desire also to express my gratitude for your kind feeling you have seen fit to extend to myself and to invoke upon you the blessings of our Heavenly Father in the Cause of Freedom:
Comrades in Arms, I bid you farewell.
Leut - Gen. Commanding Calvary Corps.
Army of Tennessee
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