Historical Marker

Colonel C. M. Winkler

Historical marker location:
Poplar and Winkler St., Kermit, Texas
( Courthouse Square, corner of Poplar & Winkler, Kermit. Marker size: Pink granite civil war marker. )

Native North Carolina. Start of Civil War, organized and took company 150 men to join Confederate army in Virginia. Unit made part 4th Texas Infantry of famed Hood's Brigade. Rose to command regiment as lt. colonel. Fought with famous unit in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. Distinguished himself second Manassas, wounded at Gettysburg. Surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. (1963)

Marker year: 1963

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