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Near Sheffield in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Commissary

Everything to outfit a soldier

 
 
Commissary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Commissary Marker
Inscription.  The commissary, along with the quartermaster storehouse, was one of the first stone buildings constructed at Fort Lancaster. It supplied soldiers with government-issued provisions, uniforms, and bedding. Provisions were bought from private contractors and shipped along the Lower Road from San Antonio to the fort.

images: Quartermaster Shop; Harry Ridgeway; Falls Creek Suttlery
 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 40.059′ N, 101° 41.821′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lancaster Road, half a mile north of U.S. 290. The marker is located in the north section of the fort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company K Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at Fort Lancaster (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); 'Quarter-Master' (about 300 feet away); Hospital (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (about 500 feet away); Sutler's Store (about 500 feet away); Laundresses (about 500 feet away); Fort Lancaster Cemetery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
More about this marker. The ruins of the fort and the markers are located on the grounds of the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site which requires a small entrance fee to access.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission (Submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The ruins of the Commissary and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The ruins of the Commissary and Marker
The view of the Commissary Marker from the pathway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the Commissary Marker from the pathway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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