Old Fort Davis CSA

Old Fort Davis CSA (HM1E3I)

Location: Fort Davis, TX 79734 Jeff Davis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 35.325', W 103° 53.689'

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Confederate supply point and frontier outpost on great military road from San Antonio to El Paso 1861-62. After surrendered by U. S. Army, occupied by detachment 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles. Apaches ambushed patrol from fort under Lt. Mays in Big Bend area August 1861. Used by Texas Confederate troops en route to and from New Mexico-Arizona campaign to stop flow of Gold to North and gain access to Pacific. Two cannons buried nearby on return have never been found. Occupied briefly California Union Cavalry, August 1862. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
HM NumberHM1E3I
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 605960 N 3384546
Decimal Degrees30.58875000, -103.89481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 35.325', W 103° 53.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 35' 19.50" N, 103° 53' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1909 Court Ave, Fort Davis TX 79734, US
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