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Fort Bliss, C.S.A.

 
 
Fort Bliss, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
1. Fort Bliss, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Surrendered with property and $20,000 to Texas Confederates on March 21, 1861. From old fort, the South launched the New Mexico-Arizona campaign. Later, Confederates abandoned and destroyed most of fort and equipment, except for hospital and medical supplies left for their sick and wounded. Federals occupied fort, July 4, 1862, and later escorted the recovered patients by horseback and ambulance over 500 miles down the Rio Grande to Fort Clark. Federals held the trans-Pecos area longer than any other part of Texas.
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 31° 48.012′ N, 106° 25.626′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pershing Road and Pleasanton Road. Click for map. The marker is located at the Old Fort Bliss Replica on the grounds of Fort Bliss MWR. It is located on southeast corner of the visitor parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: Building 5054, Pleasanton Road, El Paso TX 79906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hammett House (approx. half a mile away); Wilson Park (approx. half a mile away); The Howze House
Wide view of the Fort Bliss, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
2. Wide view of the Fort Bliss, C.S.A. Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Pershing Circle (approx. half a mile away); Hinman Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Quarters 213, Chaparral House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abrams House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Polk House (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Public access to Fort Bliss changes, but as of 9/1/2013 the regulations are: "Civilians are welcome on Post and may enter Fort Bliss by showing a U.S. Driver's License or U.S. Government Issued ID at the Robert E. Lee Gate (by El Paso International Airport) or Cassidy Gate (off HWY 54) seven days a week, 24-hours a day."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Bliss | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Fort Bliss Replica Museum (1948) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
3. Fort Bliss Replica Museum (1948)
Built to commemorate one hundred years of U.S. military presence in El Paso, it recreates the buildings and living conditions of Fort Bliss at Magoffinsville (1853-1868).
Fort Bliss Replica Museum (1948) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
4. Fort Bliss Replica Museum (1948)
Built to commemorate one hundred years of U.S. military presence in El Paso, it recreates the buildings and living conditions of Fort Bliss at Magoffinsville (1853-1868).
 
 
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