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Taken 24-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, McCulloch County Historical Marker, General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A.
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Nov-10 11:49
Date modified24-Nov-10 11:49
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length58 mm
Focal length (35mm)87 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.1
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A.

General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A.

McCulloch County, Texas
31 08.119' N 99 20.125' W

Text: (1811-1862). Distinguished Ranger, frontier surveyor, Indian fighter, lawman, statesman and military commander. Born in Tennessee. Followed David Crockett to Texas to fight in War for Independence. Commanded one of the "Twin Sisters" cannon in the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. Served in the Congress of the Republic of Texas. In 1846, during war with Mexico, led Ranger company in successful scouting mission 100 miles behind enemy lines. During 1849 California gold rush was sheriff of Sacramento County. Home again in 1852 became U.S. Marshal, Eastern District of Texas. Led Texas volunteers in San Antonio Feb. 16, 1861, when U.S. arsenal was surrounded and its surrender demanded--an encounter in a charged atmosphere that could have become the first armed conflict of the Civil War, although it ended without the firing of a shot, and with U.S. troops leaving the state. President Jefferson Davis offered him first General Staff Commission in the Civil War. Made a Brigadier General on May 14, 1861, he had charge of troops in Arkansas and Indian territory. Was the Confederate Commander in victory at Wilson Creek, Mo., 1861. Was killed in Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark.