“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Fort Waul

Fort Waul Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 4, 2020
1. Fort Waul Marker
Inscription.  Named for Confederate General Thomas N. Waul, Fort Waul was built to defend inland Texas from possible Federal advances up the Guadalupe River from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as to provide protection for military supply trains. Construction of the earthen fortification was overseen by Col. Albert Miller Lea, Confederate Army engineer. Begun in late 1863, the fort was partly built by slave labor and measured approximately 250 by 750 feet. Surviving records do not indicate whether the fort was ever actually completed.
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2025.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
Location. 29° 31.154′ N, 97° 27.625′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of North St Joseph Street (Business State Highway 183) and Middle Buster Road (County Highway 510), on the right when traveling north on North St Joseph Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jail Square (approx. 1.3 miles away); Women of the Confederacy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Central Square (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gonzales County Jail (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); James W. Robinson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gonzales Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Andrew Ponton (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . .  History of Fort Waul. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 8, 2021