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Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James B. Dosher

May 2, 1826 - January 27, 1901

 
 
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By Don Morfe
1. James B. Dosher Marker
Inscription.  James B. Dosher moved to Texas in 1847 and served in Cureton's Company of the Texas Rangers. Discharged in 1848, he married Velma Eddings in 1851. They settled in Jack County in early 1855 and worked their farm south of Jacksboro. Dosher also served with Captain Tackett's Company of Texas Rangers. During the Civil War he was active in the Texas State Troops and the Confederate Army. In 1870 as a civilian guide for the U.S. Army, he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action during an engagement at Bluff Creek, Texas.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2714.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 33° 12.388′ N, 98° 9.421′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on Park Road 61, 0.1 miles west of South Main Street (U.S. 380), on the right when traveling west. This marker is near the Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site Visitors Center. Touch for map
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By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. James B. Dosher Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Park Road 61, Richardson TX 75080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Richardson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lost Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. half a mile away); G. D. Cross (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Richardson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
 
Regarding James B. Dosher. James B. Dosher was an Indian Campaigns Medal of Honor Recipient. He is buried in Bottoms Cemetery, Barton Chapel, TX. The grave GPS is N33.0651 W98.2558. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: DOSHIER, JAMES B.

• Rank and organization: Post Guide during Indian Wars

• Place and date: Holliday Creek, Texas. Little Wichita River, 5 October 1870

• Entered service at: Fort Richardson, Texas

• Date of issue: 19 November 1870

Citation: Gallantry in action and on the march.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 20, 2021