Texas Ranger Captain Ira Long. Dedicated and courageous. Born in Indiana; reared in Missouri. Wounded twice in Confederate service during the Civil War. On reorganization of Texas Rangers, 1874, was commissioned first lieutenant; promoted 1875 to captain, Company A, official escort of Major John B. Jones, Commander of Ranger Force. Did outstanding duty against Indians and outlaws, and in quieting such feuds as Mason County War. Served for six years. #5268

CR 4226, S of Decatur, Decatur, TX
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by Texas Historical Commission #5268 of the Texas Historical Marker series

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