Details for Brazos County Confederate Commissioners Court (Atlas Number 5041008667)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5041008667


Marker Number 8667
Atlas Number 5041008667
Marker Title Brazos County Confederate Commissioners Court
Index Entry Brazos County Confederate Commissioners Court
City Bryan
County Brazos
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 751925
UTM Northing 3396437
Subject Codes local law enforcement officer
Marker Year 1965
Marker Location W side county courthouse, Bryan.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Furnished horses, equipment and clothing for county men in the Civil War. Levied war taxes on property, exempting lands or estates of Confederate soldiers. After surveying to determine needs of the families of Brazos soldiers, appropriated funds to care for them. Gave credits for contributions made by citizens to soldiers' dependents. Issued county warrants for 25 (cents), 50 (cents), $1, $2, $3 and $5 that passed as legal tender. Obtained for resale to the citizens scarce powder, lead, gun caps, medicines, shoes, cotton cards cloth, shoe makers' tools.