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This red granite memorial honors Colonel John Ireland of Seguin who fought with the Confederacy in the US Civil War. Ireland defended the Texas coast and became famous for fighting off Union forces at Corpus Christi and capturing Fleet Captain Kitridge. He went on to command the 8th Texas Regiment at Galveston by war’s end. He went on to a political career in Texas.

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