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

'Quarter-Master'

Everything to run a fort in the wilderness

 
 
'Quarter-Master' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. 'Quarter-Master' Marker
Inscription.  The Quartermaster provided general supplies and rations for soldiers. He also oversaw the bakery, blacksmith's shop, and carpenter's shop. He also supervised the corral, granary and hay yard for the fort's horses and mules.

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Where to feed an army
The fort reached its maximum complement with 152 men in February of 1858. Keeping these men properly fed and equipped was no small task.

 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1858.
 
Location. 30° 40.009′ N, 101° 41.851′ 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. Battle at Fort Lancaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Company K Barracks
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Laundresses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commissary (about 300 feet away); Bakery (about 400 feet away); Company H Barracks (about 500 feet away); Kitchen and Mess Hall (about 500 feet away); Officer's Quarters (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.) 
 
'Quarter-Master' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. 'Quarter-Master' Marker
The general view of the 'Quarter-Master' Marker in the fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The general view of the 'Quarter-Master' Marker 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 61 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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