Texans have long been known as fierce warriors. From William Barrett Travis at the Alamo to Doris Miller at Pearl Harbor, Texans have fought with valor. Many were called to serve in the Civil War and fought bravely in foreign territories such as Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky.
During the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 2011-2015, the Texas Historical Commission seeks to continue the work started in 1961 by the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and Texas State Historical Survey Committee by placing official Texas in the Civil War Monuments at battlefields where Texans fought with distinction. This program is funded entirely through private donations to the Texas Civil War Monument Fund at the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.
Glorieta Pass, New Mexico
The next monument is planned for Glorieta Pass, New Mexico which is sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," as its outcome was a critical turning point for the C.S.A. war effort in the west. The Friends is actively seeking gifts to complete the Glorieta Pass monument.
Once fully funded, the dedication ceremony details will follow. For information, please contact THC's military historian, William McWhorter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.463.5833.
Donate online now to the Texas Civil War Monuments Fund or contact the Friends to make a gift today!
Texas Civil War monuments the THC and Friends have placed to date:
Second Manassas, Virginia 2012
Gaines' Mill, Virginia 2012
Corinth, Mississippi 2010
Richmond, Kentucky 2009
Rowlett's Station, Kentucky 2008