Brazos County Confederate Commissioners Court

Date Added: 
1965

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.

Special Directions/Instructions: 
Brazos Courthouse main entrance, 300 East 26th St., Bryan. This marker was erected by the State as a part of its Civil War Centennial observation.

Location

30° 40' 25.2012" N, 96° 22' 14.9988" W