The Atascosa County Historical Commission is presenting a reenactment of how Atascosa County was affected by the Civil War or as some called it, The War Between the States. Even though no battles took place here, Atascosa citizens were deeply involved in the war. Actually, before a bullet was fired, there was trouble all along the western frontier of Texas and Atascosa County was part of the western frontier in the early 1860s.
Everyone is invited to relive a part of Pleasanton’s and Atascosa County’s History. Come see one of the county’s first County Commissioners ride into Pleasanton with the three arrows sticking in his back.
Hear the desperate words of patriot Jose Antonio Navarro’s letters from the banks of the Atascosa Creek in Western Atascosa County, to the San Antonio newspapers, asking for help in the defense against the wild Indians.
Watch Captain Lewis Maverick “muster” the men from Atascosa and surrounding counties into Company “E”, 32nd Texas Voluntary Cavalry, Confederate States of America, March 29, 1862. Be there to see the men return from the war.
All participants are volunteer “history buffs” from Atascosa County. Come see all of this on March 24, 2012, 10 a.m. at Pavilion Number 3 in Pleasanton’s River Park, located between East Adams and East Hunt Streets. No food or refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge and please bring your own lawn chairs.