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

Company H Barracks

Home away from home

 
 
Company H Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Company H Barracks Marker
Inscription.  These barracks closely resembled those of Company K, except that they were vacated two years earlier. In 1859, the Army transferred Company H to a newly established post along the Lower San Antonio-El Paso Road that would eventually become Fort Stockton.

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Off Duty
After a long day in the elements the permanent barracks offered some comfort, even if they were crowded with the effects and odors of 30 hardworking men.

Illustration: Howell Golson

 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 30° 39.953′ N, 101° 41.791′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lancaster Road, half a mile north of Vera Cruz. The marker is located in the southwest 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.
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Kitchen and Mess Hall (a few steps from this marker); Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruins of Fort Lancaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Laundresses (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle at Fort Lancaster (about 400 feet away); 'Quarter-Master' (about 500 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 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Company H Barracks ruins and the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The Company H Barracks ruins and the Marker
Closeup of the Company H Barracks fireplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. Closeup of the Company H Barracks fireplace
The view of the Company H Barracks in the fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
4. The view of the Company H Barracks in the fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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