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Taken 11-Mar-11
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Keywords:August C. Buchel, American Civil War, Confederate Soldier
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Mar-11 11:29
Date modified11-Mar-11 11:29
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Buchel, August C.

Buchel, August C.

DeWitt County, Texas
29 05.539' N 97 17.350' W

Text: Educated in stern military schools of Prussia. Was in French Legion and army of Turkey. Knighted in Spain after work in Carlist wars. Came to Texas 1845. In Mexican War 1846-47. Later became Port of Lavaca customs collector. Commanded Confederates at Brownsville, 1862-63. In charge of roads exporting cotton, beef, importing corn, munitions, medicines and factory goods thru Mexico. Foreign ships waited beyond territorial waters. Their goods were exchanged for Confederate cotton, hauled to them by small boats. Goods then came north, via Buchel post. (Back of General August C. Buchel) Buchel's regiment, 1st Texas cavalry, in 1863 was organized with nucleus from 1st Texas Mounted Rifles. In Buchel's regiment were Taylor's Texas Riflemen. The markers made from this stone are almost unreadable.