(987 Views) Texas Ranger Statue at the Texas State Capitol grounds (Austin, Texas).

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The monument was erected in 1907, by surviving comrades. A plaque on the side reads:

LAST ORDER
Headquarters Calvary Corps.
April 24, 1865

GALLANT COMRADES
You have fought your fight. Your task is done. During four years of struggle for liberty you have exhibited courage, fortitude and devotion. You are the victors of more than 200 sternly contested fields. You have participated in more than 1000 conflicts of arms.

You are heroes, veterans, patriots. The bones of your comrades mark the battlefields of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. You have done all that human exertions could accomplish. In bidding you adieu I desire to tender my thanks for gallantry in battle. Your fortitude under suffering, and the devotion at all times to the holy cause you have done so much to maintain. I desire also to express my gratitude for your kind feeling you have seen fit to extend to myself and to invoke upon you the blessings of our Heavenly Father in the Cause of Freedom:
Comrades in Arms, I bid you farewell.

Joseph Wheeler
Leut – Gen. Commanding Calvary Corps.
Army of Tennessee

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Comments

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanalmost 6 years ago

    This is great! I love the lines of the building and the silhouette against the warm colours of the floodlit stone looks fantastic and is framed really well too. A fantastic tribute to a great looking monument. Thanks for adding the details of the plaque too… a great read.

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • courier
    courieralmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous photo. The lighting is perfect to make these wonderful silhouette images. You did a great job.

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • Alessandro Arcidiacono
    Alessandro Arc...almost 6 years ago

    So nice! beautiful lights

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    – Trish Mistric

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work!!

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • newsjeff
    newsjeffalmost 6 years ago

    This would look great as a framed print! Great work.

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • Cheyenne
    Cheyenneover 5 years ago

    Amazing, I just so love this! :)
    CONGRATULATIONS on your TEXAS Group feature

  • Thanks!

    – Trish Mistric

  • maremarie
    maremarieover 4 years ago

    This is brilliantly composed and balanced……… the silhouettes against the lit up building look gorgeous! :-)

  • Thanks for your lovely comment :)

    – Trish Mistric

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago


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