Fort Stockton

Fort Stockton (HM177C)

Location: Fort Stockton, TX 79735 Pecos County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 52.944', W 102° 52.871'

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After federal evacuation at start of Civil War, occupied by 2nd Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles. On far western frontier defense line. Supply post for troops going to and from Arizona-New Mexico campaign 1861-1862, designed to make confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. At times this area was the center of Comanche and Apache activities. California union troops dominated area 1862-65. Stopover on way west for many union sympathizers and people wanting to avoid conflict of war.
A memorial to Texas who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas

Texas Civil War Frontier Defense. 1861-1865. 90,000 Texas troops served the South. Source of supply and gateway to vital trade thru Mexico, Texas was Store-house of the Western Confederacy. Texas also had to guard a 2,000 mile frontier and coastline from Union troops and the constant threat of savage Indians. 200 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 NumberHM177C
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 702544 N 3418491
Decimal Degrees30.88240000, -102.88118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 52.944', W 102° 52.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 52' 56.64" N, 102° 52' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 W James St, Fort Stockton TX 79735, US
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