Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense

Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (HM1J5P)

Location: Baird, TX 79504 Callahan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.679', W 99° 23.675'

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Camp Pecan

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.
HM NumberHM1J5P
Marker Number670
Year Placed1963
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 462889 N 3584249
Decimal Degrees32.39465000, -99.39458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.679', W 99° 23.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 40.74" N, 99° 23' 40.5" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-20BUS, Baird TX 79504, US
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