Fort Quitman

Fort Quitman (HM10NI)

Location: Sierra Blanca, TX 79851 Hudspeth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 10.763', W 105° 21.45'

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Site 16 miles southwest on Rio Grande on old military and stage road from San Antonio to El Paso. When U.S. posts were surrendered at outbreak of civil war, designated part confederate far western frontier defense line. Occupied by unit of Texas mounted rifles. On supply and communication line for troops to and from 1861-1862 Arizona-New Mexico campaign designed to make the Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. Occupied briefly by Union troops from California, August 1862.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1863

Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
90,000 Texas troops served the South. Source of supply and gateway to vital trade thru Mexico, Texas was storehouse of the western Confederacy. Texas also had to guard a 2000 mile frontier and coastline from Union troops and the constant threat of savage Indians. 400 miles east, frontier defenders set up a line of camps, separated by a day's ride, from the Red River to the Rio Grande. A few Confederate troops joined by rangers, the organized militia, and citizens' posses held on until war's end though short on mounts and arms.
HM NumberHM10NI
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 465934 N 3449537
Decimal Degrees31.17938333, -105.35750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 10.763', W 105° 21.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 10' 45.78" N, 105° 21' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19284-19308 Brown St, Sierra Blanca TX 79851, US
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