Ceremony dedicates 2 Civil War-era markers

Bay City Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell

   Two new state historical markers for the Matagorda Incident and the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862 were dedicated at Matagorda Cemetery - accented by Civil War-era cannon and muskets fired by Confederate re-enactors.
   About 55 people attended the ceremony that also marked the rededication of the white marble E.S. Rugeley Company D Monument to the 22 Confederates lost in Matagorda Bay trying to defend against a Union invasion.
   Three groups presented the ceremony – the Matagorda Cemetery Association, the Matagorda Historical Society and the Matagorda County Historical Commission.  

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