This Civil War camp of the Texas Frontier Regiment was located 21 mi. southeast. Established in 1862 as one of a line of posts a days horseback ride apart. The number of men guarding the frontier were few. Trouble came from all directions with Indian threats and raids from the west and plundering renegades and deserts from the east. Food supplies, clothing and horses were constantly scarce, but in spite of all obstacles, these Confederates managed to effectively hold the frontier lines of settlement.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas, 1963
Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops noted for mobility and heroic daring fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the South. Camp Pecan and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of State Rangers, organized militia, and citizen posses scouting from nearby family forts. This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline successfully defended by Texans.