Fort Magruder, C.S.A

Fort Magruder, C.S.A (HM1B4C)

Location: Austin, TX 78704 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 13.511', W 97° 45.756'

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During the Civil War, Fort Magruder was built near here west of Congress Avenue. Named for Gen. John Bankhead Magruder, commander of Texas Confederate forces, it was one of three forts planned to protect Austin from a possible Union attack from the coast. In the winter of 1863-64, Maj. Julius Kellersberg supervised building of the L-shaped earthen fort. Due to wartime manpower shortages, citizens provided slaves to construct the fort. Large enough for 200 soldiers, the fort was sited along what was then the San Antonio Road. Other forts were planned for the Houston Road and College Hill. In early 1864, Union forces attacked Texas from the Red River area of Louisiana, and Fort Magruder was abandoned.
HM NumberHM1B4C
Marker Number13159
Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 619078 N 3344385
Decimal Degrees30.22518333, -97.76260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.511', W 97° 45.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 30.66" N, 97° 45' 45.36" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3815-3899 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704, US
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