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Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry

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Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 45' 57.80232", -95° 23' 21.173352"
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     (February 18, 1821 - December 17, 1861) Star and Wreath Fort Bend County planter. Member Secession Convention, 1861. Sent to Virginia hoping to fight for South in first battle of war. Cited for valuable volunteer service First Manassas. Raised cavalry regiment that attained renown as Terry's Texas Rangers. Accepted his commission only after his men elected him colonel. Killed at Woodsonville, Kentucky while leading unit's first charge. His loyal Rangers carried his name until end of war. Terry County named in his honor. In this plot also rest: Mrs. B. F. Terry, Mrs. Cornelia Terry Thatcher (daughter) and infant, two Terry children.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas