Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

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    Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    I promised this one a couple of weeks ago, so here he is. First the history;

    William Read Scurry was born in Gallatin, Tennessee, on February 10, 1821. He arrived in Texas on June 20, 1839, and was issued a third-class land grant in January 1840. He was licensed to practice law before he was twenty-one and appointed district attorney of the fifth judicial district in 1841. Scurry became aide-de-camp to Thomas Jefferson Rusk in 1842 and represented Red River County in the Ninth Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1844 and 1845. As a member of the House of Representatives in 1845, Scurry was energetic and effective in his support of the annexation of Texas to the United States. During the Mexican War he enlisted as a private in Col. George T. Wood' Second Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, and was promoted to major on July 4, 1846. After the war he practiced law in Clinton and for a time was the owner and editor, with Joseph Wade Hampton, of the Austin State Gazette, which he sold in 1854. In 1856 Scurry and John J. Linn were Victoria County delegates to the state Democratic nominating convention in Austin.

    After representing several counties in the Secession Convention, Scurry entered Confederate service in July 1861 as the lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Texas Cavalry and greatly distinguished himself during the Confederate invasion of New Mexico while commanding the Confederate forces at the battle of Glorieta. (It was during this campaign that he got the somewhat unflattering nickname "Dirty Shirt" for reasons that need not be explained.)

    He was promoted to colonel on March 28, 1862, and to brigadier general on September 12, 1862, and played a vital role in the Confederate recapture of Galveston on January 1, 1863.

    Scurry commanded the Third Brigade at the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill in April 1864 and was immediately transferred with his command to Arkansas to help to repel the wing of the federal army commanded by Frederick Steele, then marching toward Northeast Texas.

    Scurry was wounded at the battle of Jenkins Ferry, on April 30, 1864, but refused to be carried to the rear. A federal attack overran the place where he lay, and for two hours his wound was unattended. When his brigade regained the field he asked, "Have we whipped them?" On being told that the battle was won, Scurry replied, "Now take me to a house where I can be made comfortable and die easy."

    He was buried in the State Cemetery at Austin in May 1864. After the war the state erected a thirteen-foot-high white marble monument over his grave. Scurry County, Texas is named in his honor.
    This one was pretty simple all in all. The sculpt is an old Dragon with the beard and hair added with Sculpy. It is painted in Acrylics and Chalks. The uniform is from Battlegear Toys. The Boots are Newline Minatures. The Cartridge box, Binocular Case and Officers satchel are made from Sculpy. The whole thing is painted and weathered in acrylics.

    Enjoy.













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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    excellent work

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Very interesting figure well made.
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Beautiful work.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Hey Tracker,
    He looks real good. The Jacket is just right.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Another excellent figure and nice presentation.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    very nice rebel you got their fella!

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Very nice.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    awesome work dude

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Love this figure well done :-)

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Another awesome bash bud
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Great work

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Thanks Guys. I just noticed the photo lighting washed out almost all the detail in the face. Sorry about that. He looks much better than this shows. I really have to work on the whole camera thing. LOL
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Nicely done!
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Superb work on this gem of a figure!
    Your headsculpt choice is dead on as well

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    The headsculpt is awesome.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    awesome work here. very impressive

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    That is a wonderful figure. Outstanding job.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    nice figure, Trapper, even if he is a "reb"!

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Gentlemen. you are too kind, thank you.
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    That's a great figure you've brought to life. And the history lesson is always eagerly read! I'm right next door to Scurry County and never knew it was named after this fellow!

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Always outstanding work! It is always fun to read and enjoy your fact based figures. Great job!

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Incredible work!!!

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Thanks Guys, I'm glad you like it.
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Love the little history lesson and the figure as well, as always, excellent work.
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Your stuff is always top grade, but those sculpy components are another whole level, they look like leather material. Takes some formidable painting to do that. The care you take in positioning and creasing the uniform is apparent. Augie and Quan have opened up a lot of possibilities for bashers, and you may one of their best salesman. Tolerable fair work there, Tracker.
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Very cool indeed

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    Thanks guys. PD, from you it's an honor to be "tolerable". LOL
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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    The Cartridge box, Binocular Case and Officers satchel are made from Sculpy
    Good work on the figure especially the satchel, I also thought it was leather.

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    Re: Col. William "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Voulnteers, C.S.A.

    really enjoy seeing great work like this shared! terrific custom

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