Old Military Headquarters

Old Military Headquarters (HM2FX0)

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N 29° 25.595', W 98° 29.462'

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In a 2-story stone building, afterwards a hotel, Vance House.

Established as administrative offices for U.S. Army during the Mexican War, 1846-1847.

At this site on Feb. 16, 1861, Gen. David E. Twiggs surrendered $1,600,000 in Federal property to forces of Confederate Texas.

For a year headquarters for Texas Military Affairs, which were later administered from Houston, Bonham and Shreveport.

Site is part of complex of San Antonio military tradition that extends from early Spanish day, to the Alamo, to 20th Century.
HM NumberHM2FX0
Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549368 N 3255356
Decimal Degrees29.42658333, -98.49103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.595', W 98° 29.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 35.7" N, 98° 29' 27.72" W
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