Fort Mason & Camp Llano C.S.A.

Fort Mason & Camp Llano C.S.A. (HM284K)

Location: Mason, TX 76856 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 44.883', W 99° 13.876'

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Fort Mason, located 5 blocks south, was headquarters for the first regiment Texas Mounted Rifles 1861-62. These Confederate troops occupied the line of old U. S. forts to give protection against Indians.
215 prisoners-of-war were confined here. In spring 1862, the line of frontier defense was tightened and Camp Llano was established 9 miles east. Texas Frontier Regiment occupied this post, part of a line a day's ride apart on horseback from the Red River to the Rio Grande. Settlers then used Fort Mason for protection. Scouting parties and patrols of Confederate and
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state troops visited the post in aggressive warfare to keep Indians near their camps and away from settlements. Upon secession Mason County men joined regional, state and Confederate troops to protect the frontier. They usually had to supply their own guns, mounts and sustenance. Although large-scale raids had been checked, Indians roamed this area, stealing horses, attacking isolated farms, burning buildings, kidnapping women and children. However, an old Mason pioneer operated a one-mule stage route between Camp Colorado, Mason and Fredericksburg. Hiding from Indians at night, he and his mule made the trip every two weeks carrying the mail without mishap.

memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1964
HM NumberHM284K
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 477864 N 3401702
Decimal Degrees30.74805000, -99.23126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 44.883', W 99° 13.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 44' 52.98" N, 99° 13' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)830, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Westmoreland St, Mason TX 76856, US
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