From 1860 population of 2,612 came
more than 100 Civil War soldiers. One infantryman on a crutch: M.K.
Simons, a Mexican War amputee, Brigade Quartermaster, 2nd Texas Infantry,
Officers included Capt. C.L. Owen,
Veteran of the Texas Revolution and Mexican War, killed at Shiloh in 1862.
Composed chiefly of Jackson County
men were CO. D, 1st Texas Cavalry, CO. K, 2nd Texas Infantry, and CO. M,
27th Texas Cavalry (Whitfield's Legion). Jackson men were also in other
units, including Confederate Marines and Terry's Texas Rangers. Saw much
of war's greatest action.
Location: Courthouse Grounds 115 W
Main St., Edna.
Photograph by Sara Burt