1808-1889Friend of Texas. Visited first as officer Mexican War 1847. As U.S. Secretary of War in 1855, built up frontier forts to open West Texas to settlers. Camels imported for patrols, hauling. His Postmaster-General and personal aide were Texans, as were many on his general staff. After post-war release from prison, visited state and soldiers. He once had told in wartime: "Troops from other states have their reputations to gain, but sons of the Alamo have theirs to maintain." County named for him in 1887.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Commitee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 605959 N 3384485|
|Decimal Degrees||30.58820000, -103.89483333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 35.292', W 103° 53.69'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 35' 17.52" N, 103° 53' 41.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 State St, Fort Davis TX 79734, US|
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