San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

United Confederate Veterans - William P. Rogers Camp #322

On San Saba County Courthouse grounds

“United Confederate Veterans William P. Rogers Camp No. 322 The United Confederate Veterans (UCV) began in 1889 and grew in popularity following the death and burial of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis a few months later. Camps formed across the South, and annual reunions allowed Confederate veterans to renew friendships and honor the war dead. In 1893, veterans in San Saba County organized the William P. Rogers Camp No. 322 of the UCV. A hero of the battle of Corinth, Col. William P. Rogers was a native of Georgia and never lived in San Saba County, but his daughter, Fannie Alabama, married one of his officers, George Harris, in 1863. The Harrises moved to San Saba in 1880 and were the driving forces behind the organization of this camp. A former county judge, George Harris was elected first commander of the William P. Rogers Camp. Members, who included farmers, state legislators, city and county officials, and local businessmen, held their camp meetings at the San Saba County Courthouse. In April 1900, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), then called the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, organized the George Washington Lafayette Fly Chapter No. 377 in San Saba. Together the two groups developed educational programs for the local schools and supported the placement of monuments to confederate heroes across the South. In particular, the UDC chapter worked to erect a monument to honor Col. Rogers at Corinth, Mississippi. The camp continued to meet until the early 1930s, when the declining number of veterans resulted in its demise.” (2002)