Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 28th, 1861

To day Charlie Lund and Sergeant E.L. Jones left in the cars for Houston. The remains of Col. Terry also passed in the cars. I am busy in the store. The cannons so long looked for and anxiously expected arrived in the cars at least two of them arrived, one weighing 9027 lbs. & the other 8500 lbs. weather clear & pleasant.

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  1. As mentioned above . . . 150 years ago today . . . on the 28th day of December in 1861 . . . the body of Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Terry passes through Liberty County, Texas on the railcars . . . Terry was killed near Woodsonville, Kentucky, in the first Civil War battle fought by Terry's Texas Rangers (which ended in a Confederate victory). Terry was organizer and first commander of the Eighth Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers). His body was sent by train to Nashville, Tennessee, where the legislature adjourned and joined in a procession escorting the remains to be held in state at the Tennessee Capitol. The body lay in state in New Orleans and then Houston, where the funeral procession was described as "the most imposing ever seen in this state." Governor Lubbock lauded Terry in the state Senate: "no braver man ever lived-no truer patriot ever died." Terry County was later named in his honor.

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