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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Major Simeon Hart

1816-1874

 
 
Major Simeon Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Major Simeon Hart Marker
Inscription. Born New York moved to El Paso 1861, founded Hart's Mill that ground out 100 barrels flour a day and sold to buyers from Arizona to San Antonio. When the Civil War came he was the main source for securing military supplies for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign. In 1862 Hart joined the C.S.A. army and was made chief purchasing agent for the War Department west of the Mississippi. His extensive contacts in Mexico and Europe and his knowledge of markets made him able to render great service to the Confederacy which could only exist by trading valuable cotton for war goods through foreign countries. Through his arrangements for supplies, a Union plot to invade Texas across the Rio Grande was thwarted early 1863. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
 
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 705.)
 
Location. 31° 45.727′ N, 106° 30.553′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on West Old Paisano Drive 0.2 miles south of Ruhlen Court, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. James W. Magoffin (here, next to this marker); Camino Real
Major Simeon Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Major Simeon Hart Marker
Major Simeon Hart Marker is first marker on the left. Text is on side facing fountain.
(here, next to this marker); El Paso del Rio del Norte (here, next to this marker); Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burges House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Paso Union Passenger Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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