Wauls Legion  LbNA # 53028

Placed DateApr 13 2010
LocationBrenham, TX
Found ByNativTxn
Last UpdateMar 14 2013


Waul's Legion Letterbox

In the spring of 1862 Thomas Waul (1813-1903) recruited men from Washington and surrounding counties to form a legion of about 2,000 men for service in the Confederate army. They encamped on this site from May 13, 1862 until August 1862. Soldiers from that legion participated in the defense of Vicksburg.


A mile or so west of Gay Hill (Gay Hill is on 390 between Burton and Hwy 36), turn south on County Road 52 (Glenblythe Road). Drive south for about a mile, turn west on Waul's Legion Road and ease along until a sign points to the spot.

From Brenham take Hwy 36 north until you reach Waul's Legion Road (CR 51).
Look for the "Waul's Texas Legion Campsite" marker on the north side of the road.

The letterbox is 18 steps downhill (southwest) from the marker along the fence row. It is at the base of the first large tree under a rock.