Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James B. Dosher
May 2, 1826 - January 27, 1901
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2714.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Wars, 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 mapTouch 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.