Erected 1907 by surviving comrades.
bronze statue, by Pompeo Coppini, portrays one of Terry's Texas
Rangers astride a spirited horse. In 1861, during the Civil War,
Terry's Texas Rangers were mustered at Houston after Benjamin Terry
and Thomas Lubbock's call for volunteers. Ten companies of 100 men
each were formally activated as the 8th Texas Cavalry, and during
the following five years participated in many engagements defending
the Southern Confederacy.
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