San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
By March 1, 1870, fort buildings were (in order of their construction) a commissary and quartermaster storehouse, hospital, five officers quarters, a magazine and two barracks -- all built of sandstone.
Among those who commanded post were: Gen. Wm. R. Shafter (later major general of volunteers, Spanish-American War; commanded troops at capture of Santiago de Cuba, July 1898); Maj. John P. Hatch (at one time fort was named in his honor); Gen. Wesley Merritt (first commander of Fort Davis after Civil War; was later superintendent of U. S. Military Academy at West Point); Gen. Ranald Slidell Mackenzie (who led attacks, from this and other forts, credited with defeat of Indian resistance in southwest); and Gen. Benjamin H. Grierson, commander of Negro troops of 10th Cavalry.
On June 20, 1889, fort was abandoned as a military post and property passed into private ownership. (1970)
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 31° 27.284′ N, 100° 25.882′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on S. Oakes Street just from E. Ave. C, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tenth Cavalry (here, next to this marker); E. H. Danner (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Construction of the Fort (about 700 feet away); Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Public Transportation in San Angelo (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schwartz & Raas and San Angelo National Bank Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Angelo.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Concho. article in the Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. article in the Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
3. Fort Concho -- Past, Present and Future (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • Wars, US Indian •
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