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Near Nocona in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense

C.S.A. / 1861 — 1865

 
 
Red River Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Red River Station Marker
Inscription.
Front
Red River Station
C.S.A.

Established 9 miles northwest 1861 as Civil War outpost near major buffalo and Indian crossing local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian raids, Union invasion from Indian territory, joined by Texas Frontier Regiment Cavalry Company. Families of settlers, cattlemen built log cabins within post stockade. Poorly fed, clothed and short on horses and ammunition Confederates patrolled area effectively. Comanche, Kiowa raid at Illinois Bend 15 miles east Jan. 1863. Major cattle crossing after war.
A memorial to Texans
who served in the Confederacy


Rear
Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
1861 — 1865

Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the south. Red River Station and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of state Rangers, organized militia, and citizens posses scouting from nearby "family forts." This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline
Texas Civil War Frontier Defense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Texas Civil War Frontier Defense Marker
successfully defended by Texans.
 
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 4219.)
 
Location. 33° 47.172′ N, 97° 42.461′ W. Marker is near Nocona, Texas, in Montague County. Marker is on U.S. 82 east of Hillcrest Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1522 US-82, Nocona TX 76255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones (here, next to this marker); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Head of Elm (approx. 12.4 miles away); Stonewall Saloon (approx. 12.4 miles away); Town of Saint Jo (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas State Historical Association article about Red River Station. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Red River Station. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnimalsNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
View of marker with Highway U.S. 82 in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. View of marker with Highway U.S. 82 in background.
The view west on U.S. Highway 82 next to the Tales N' Trails Museum (far left). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
4. The view west on U.S. Highway 82 next to the Tales N' Trails Museum (far left).
The museum houses hundreds of Native American artifacts and European trade goods from the vast collection of Texana of the Joe Benton family. Mr Benton amassed the largest regional collection of Indian artifacts in the U.S.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016.
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