This monument is on the south side of the Courthouse and it says:

 

FOR GOD - FOR COUNTRY

FOREVER HONORED FOREVER MOURNED

IN GRATEFUL TRIBUTE

TO THE MEN OF UPSHUR COUNTY

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN

WORLD WAR I - WORLD WAR II - KOREA

 

WORLD WAR I

Sid C. Berry

E. Lee Brodbeck

Jewel W. Bruce

Ellis Coulter

Oliver H. Dock

Tom Dooley

William H. Ferguson

Thomas Foster

Robert H. Hodges

Henry Johnson

S. Ross McKissack

James F. Priutt

Oscar D. Simpson

John H. Tucker

Charlie M. Turner

Robert E. Wash

Edward F. Young

 

   

AND TO HONOR ALL MEN AND WOMEN

OF THIS COUNTY WHO SERVED

IN THE ARMED FORCES

 

 

VIETNAM WAR

Robert Russell Barnett

James L. Johnson

Billy Wayne Machen

Foy Marvin Mathis

Tommy Wayne Robertson

Curtis O. Smith, Jr.

Donnie Paul Smith

Donny Gay Tidwell

H. Don Whitlock

 

 

 

On the Eastside of this monument it reads:

 

WORLD WAR II

Thomas J. Adkinson

Walter F. Baker

Alfred L. Beene

Troy D. Blackburn

W. D. Bonner

Raymond D. Borden

Lewis E. Breames

Newman H. Bryce

Carl B. Bullard

Charels M. Cain

Billie J. Carter

Odus E. Cobb

Harold T. Cobb

Billy L. Couch

James H. Couch

John P. Dalrymple

L.T. Davis, Jr.

Olin C. Davis

William Davis

Guy L. Dow

William W. Duzik

Loyd Edwards

Raymond L. Evans

Robert A. Ferguson

 

On the northside of the monument it reads:

 

 

WORLD WAR II

Howard D. Floyd                                Joe C. Massey

B.G. Fowler                                        A.L. Meeker

James R. Fowler                                Louie E. Metcalf

Dyer Fulton                                        William P. Mings

Junior Gibbons                                   Chiles W. Moon

John O. Green                                    Roger Nation

Thomas C. Green                               James P. Newsom

Lewis F. Green                                   Hilton A. Nipper

George Griggs                                    Frank Palmer

Clarence G. Hagler                            Vivan L. Patterson

Raymond Hail                                     Charles C. Pinkston

Jimmy Hale                                         Jesse E. Pitman

Clifford R. Halyard                             James E. Porter

Carroll Hart                                         Robert G. Powell

 John D. Hill                                         William H. Reed

 Ross Hogg                                          Paul C. Revier

 William R. Hough                               Bruce M. Reynolds

Calvin C. Johnagin                              Elgie El Robertson

 Wanda F. Johnson                              William K. Seago

GradyY W. Kuykendall                       Elwyn J. Shelton

W.H. Langford                                     James E. Shelton

James W. Lawrence                            Urban M. Shirley

Clarence L. Linder                              James F. Smit

Luke Lutonsky                                    Luther C. Smith, Jr.

 

Given by J.R. Penn 1955

                                                               

On the west side of the monument it reads:

 

WORLD WAR II

Raymond B. Smith

William M. Sobey

Arnold Steelman

Elton L. Steelman

W.H. Steelman, Jr.

Al E. Stocking

Gerald T. Thompson

Hal C. Walton

Joe N. Whisenhunt

James D. White

Julius M. Shite

Lindley O. Wicker

Romulus A. Wisener

WORLD WAR II *******

Willie L. Ford

L.C. Hollins

Timothy Jones

 

 

KOREAN WAR

William M. Boren

Gene E. Lee

 

KOREAN WAR *******

Willis Edwards

******* This part of the monument has been chiseled off

 

 

 

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This monument is on the south side of the Courthouse honors Upshur County CSA and the front of it states:

Upshur County

CSA

Civil War supply and activity center.
Men and boys served in the confederate
army on many battlefields and in state
troops protecting Texas from invasion.
Three military training camps were set up.
Vital needs for military and civilians
met with production of hats, shoes,
saddles, harness, cloth iron and pottery
in factories in Gilmer and Ore City.
A Quartermaster Depot was established
on the home front, women joined by old
men, children and loyal slaves ran the
farms producing grain, meat and cotton
for army, giving much, keeping little.

 

Erected by the State of Texas 1964

The Southside of this monument states:

Home County of Southern Heroine

Emma Sansom Johnson

1847-1900

Sunbonnet Heroine of the confederacy
buried Little Mound Cemetery, 11 miles
west on May 2, 1863.   Gen. N.B. Forrest,
with 600 C.S.A. Cavalry in pursuit of
1,700 Federals, bent on destroying vital
supplies, was halted by a burned bridge
on black creek near Gadsden, Alabama.
Forrest asked about another crossing,
Emma Sansom volunteered to show way to
a little-known fort. Forrest swung her
up behind his saddle. Bullets pierced
her calico dress, but the 15-year old
waved her bonnet defiantly and pointed
out the crossing enabling troops to
surprise capture enemy. Feat recognized
by note from Forrest, A gold medal from
C.S.A. Congress and "The Ballad of Emma
Sansom". She married confederate veteran
C.B. Johnson and moved to Texas in 1876
Texans with Forrest were 1st Legion,
Willis Gary, BN, 3rd, 6th, 9th Cav. Regts.