| Six brass field guns taken by Lt. Joseph D. Sayers' Company in Civil War Battle of Val Verde, N. Mex., 1862, and brought back to Texas with incredible difficulty, armed a new unit of hand-picked men. Sound of the Val Verde guns in action set pace for other outfits, helped secure such victories as the recapture of Galveston, 1863. At Mansfield, La., April 1864, captured new, longer-range guns. Unwilling to lose their guns when the war ended, the men buried four. The last commander, T. D. Nettles, brought this one home to Freestone County. |
This page last updated: 7/15/2008
Val Verde Battery, C.S.A. Historical Marker Location Map, Fairfield, Texas
Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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