Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment Historical

Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment Historical (HM1U88)

Location: Gainesville, TX 76240 Cooke County
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N 33° 37.472', W 97° 9.2618242'

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Cooke County

Military, defense center in Civil War. Cooke voted 231 to 137 anti-secession, yet nine military units served Confederacy from here. In constant danger of Federal or Indian attack. Col. Wm. C. Young of Cooke, with 1,000 men took Indian Territory forts from Federals April-May 1861. Commissioners set up regular patrols. Forted a home as refuge for dependents. Gave $4,000 for munitions and wool cards to make cloth. Cotton gin, grist mill, gunsmiths, blacksmiths made war goods. C.S.A. was furnished epsom salts from Indian creek. Corn, beef, pork, wheat, other produce fed the military, home front. County swapped 25 steers for salt for dependent families. People worked hard, sacrificed much, protected homes of fighting men of Confederacy.


2nd Frontier Regiment

Organized Oct. 1863 with Gainesville as headquarters, the Second Frontier Regiment, Texas Cavalry C.S.A. guarded counties along Red River, to keep down outlaws, Indians, deserters. Col. James Bourland (1803-1868) was appointed Commander
and it became known as "Bourland's Border Regiment." Union invasion from north of Red River was constantly threatened. These mounted troops patrolled, maintained posts along river and in Indian Territory. Confederate Seminole troops served with the unit. Famous Confederate Indian Gen. Stand Watie and his Cherokee Brigade shared duty along perilous border. Bourland also worked with Frontier Regiment, state troops, that maintained line posts 100 mi. west, a day's horseback ride apart, from Red to Rio Grande rivers, and with a state militia line 30 mi. to the west.
HM NumberHM1U88
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14H E 671199 N 6277946
Decimal Degrees33.62453333, -97.15436374
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.472', W 97° 9.2618242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 28.32" N, 97° 9' 15.709452" W
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Area Code(s)940, 214, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1381-1517 FM 51, Gainesville TX 76240, US
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