Details for General Matthew D. Ector

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135002137


Marker Number 2137
Atlas Number 5135002137
Marker Title General Matthew D. Ector
Index Entry Ector, General Matthew D.
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 749031
UTM Northing 3526460
Subject Codes Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1963
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Courthouse Square, 3rd & Grant, Odessa
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Pink Civil War Centennial
Marker Text Enlisted 1861. Lieutenant 3rd Texas Cavalry. Fought Arkansas, Missouri and Indian territory. As colonel led 14th Texas Cavalry Kentucky invasion. Made brigadier general 1862 to command famed Ector's brigade in Tennessee and Mississippi battles. Wounded four times without leaving Chickamauga field. Under constant fire 70 days in Georgia. Lost leg in Atlanta 1864. Assigned to defense of Mobile, Alabama. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy erected by the state of Texas 1963,

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