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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Redoubt

 
 
Old Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Old Redoubt Marker
Inscription.  
A pentagonal redoubt, mounting a
small cannon, was constructed here
about 1872 to defend the southwestern
aproaches to the post against Indian
attack. It was torn down at the close
of the Indian wars, about 1875.

 
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 34° 40.232′ N, 98° 23.534′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is on Hanley Road, 0.2 miles south of Randolph Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located near the parking lot for Burleson Hall by the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cavalry Company Quarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Guardhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Sill (approx. ¼ mile away); Infantry Barracks (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Band Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Type 63 130mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in the Old Post Museum area of Fort Sill, an active U.S. military installation. The museum is open to the public, but appropriate identification is required for access for Fort Sill.
 
Also see . . .  Redoubt.
A redoubt (historically redout) is a fort or fort system usually consisting of an enclosed defensive emplacement outside a larger fort, usually relying on earthworks, although some are constructed of stone or brick. It is meant to protect soldiers outside the main defensive line and can be a permanent structure or a hastily constructed temporary fortification. The word means "a place of retreat". Redoubts were a component of the military strategies of most European empires during the colonial era, especially in the outer works of Vauban-style fortresses made popular during the 17th century, although the concept of redoubts has existed
The Old Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Old Redoubt Marker
since medieval times. A redoubt differs from a redan in that the redan is open in the rear, whereas the redoubt was considered an enclosed work. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on January 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Old Redoubt Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Old Redoubt Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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