April 16, 2016 – EVENT

Confederate Memorial & Ben Thompson Book

On April 16, 2016, at 10:00 am at Oakwood Cemetery, in Austin, Texas, SCV Camp Littlefield #59, will unveil a memorial for all Confederates buried at Oakwood.

Following the cemetery light refreshments will be served at the Austin History Center.

At the Austin History Center, there will also be a book launch for Austin’s Confederate, gambler, gunfighter, and City Marshal Ben Thompson. There will be a book panel with the author’s Major Buck Walton’s great-granddaughter and Ben Thompson’s great-granddaughter and authors Chuck Parsons and Lisa Lach. Hope you can make it.

The new annotated book, The Adventures of Ben Thompson is available on Amazon!


April 25 You’re Invited

evite copy

Billy Thompson Graveside Memorial

Title: Billy Thompson Graveside Memorial
Location: Fairview Cemetery Bastrop
Start Time: 11:00am
Date: 2013-10-19


132 Years Ago in May…

Our new online store and a very special thank you.

A very special thank you goes out to Jane Broumley who developed our new online store.  Thank you Jane for your hard word and job well done.


The Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation


Buck Walton



Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson The Famous Texan

William M. “Buck” Walton, 1884.

A free copy of the book is available online thanks to Texas History Portals at


Jan Davis Broadway – April 2012, Dedication Speech

Ben Thompson’s great-grandaughter’s speech from the Graveside Ceremony

Bob Davis Speech from the Ben Thompson History Conference

Dedication DVD & Photo Order Form

To order the DVD made from the April 29, 2012, Ben Thompson Graveside Marker & Dedication click on the form below and print. A short sample of this movie will be put up soon.