Lamar County Confederate Memorial Statue in the Crosshairs
The Northern infiltrators and scalawags are at it again, removing history and heritage. The Lamar County Confederate Memorial Statue stands at the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, TX. It’s original cost to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, $5,000.00. In today’s dollars that’s roughly $123,000.00. Besides the statue of a soldier which is erected upon a pedestal, there are busts of four Confederate leaders around the base.As per Sue Cravy, there are plans to remove this monument, and a crane has already been hired for its removal.
Paris, TX is home to the General Samuel Bell Maxey Museum. General Samuel Bell Maxey (March 30, 1825 – August 16, 1895) was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, TX. He was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, and later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate.Samuel was elected the district attorney for Lamar County, Texas in 1858 and was a delegate to the state’s Secession Convention in 1861. That same year he was elected to the state Senate, but never served, preferring military duty. His father, Rice Maxey, was elected to replace him. Samuel had been given authority by the Confederate government in September to raise a regiment as its colonel.
In December, Colonel Maxey led his 1,120-man Ninth Texas Regiment from Bonham, Texas to join General Johnston at Memphis, Tennessee. However he was soon separated from his regiment and set to building bridges near Chattanooga, Tennessee. On March 7, 1862 Maxey was promoted to brigadier general to rank from May 4. The regiment was badly mauled at the Battle of Shiloh, but he was not present. In fact he saw very little action during this period. He did see action at the Siege of Port Hudson in 1863.
In December 1863, General Maxey was assigned as commander of the Indian Territory. His early success in conducting raids and capturing supplies prevented a Union Army invasion of Texas. He was assigned to duty as a major general by General Edmund Kirby Smith, but this appointment was never approved for this rank by Confederate President Jefferson Davis nor confirmed by the Confederate Senate. In 1865 he was ordered to Houston, Texas, to take command of a Division. He turned over command of the Indian Territory to Brigadier General Stand Watie, a Cherokee, on February 21, 1865, and proceeded to Houston, Texas.
Following the war, Samuel was unable to practice law or hold office, until United States President Andrew Johnson pardoned him on July 20, 1867, after a personal appeal from Maxey’s former West Point classmate Ulysses S. Grant. He resumed the practice of law in Paris. In 1872 he ran for the U.S. Congress, but lost in the Democratic Party Primary to William P. McLean. In 1873, Governor Edmund J. Davis offered Maxey an appointment to the Texas District Court, but he declined due to prior involvement as a lawyer with cases before the court.
In January 1875, the Texas Legislature elected him to the United States Senate where he served two terms, from March 4, 1875, until March 4, 1887. He improved postal and rail service in Texas and argued against increased tariffs. He took little interest in larger national or party affairs.
Camp 1358 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Paris, TX is named for him, General Sam Bell Maxey Camp #1358 Commanded by Ray Ball, and with John Brown serving as Adjutant. See their WEBSITE. At this point, I do not know if they are taking any action against this Commissions decision.
The Commissioner’s court of Lamar Co, TX ( Paris) made the vote on Friday to removed to Confederate Soldier Monument on the lawn of the courthouse. There is not much time, but we need to at least give an effort to try to stop it. They have already hired a crane to come and remove it.
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Bonnie Blue Flag Chapter
I suggest EVERYONE get on the horn, far and wide, and lodge formal protest. Perhaps even an honor guard around the statue. Please share this post EVERYWHERE and get EVERYONE that you know to call or email each and every one of these scalawags. Someone get Andrew “the Black Rebel” Duncomb and Susan Hathaway to post this and get a further reach to a larger audience. Texas Vindicators, my friends – Were you aware of this, and if so, do you have any plans? Does anyone know someone that is in the General Sam Bell Maxey Camp #1358 in Paris, TX?
Judge M.C. Superville Jr.
119 North Main
Phone: (903) 737-2411
Fax: (903) 785-3858
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