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

Fort Clark, CSA

Fort Clark, CSA Monument/Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, May 29, 2011
1. Fort Clark, CSA Monument/Marker
Inscription.  Located southwest edge of town. Upon secession and surrender of U.S. posts, Texas troops occupied the fort to give protection against Indians. They seized the four 24 pounders and two 8-inch Howitzers located there and sent the cannon for use in defense of the Texas coast. On supply line for Arizona, New Mexico campaign to make the South an ocean to ocean nation. Although the frontier defense line was pulled east more than 50 miles in 1862 and posts set a day's horseback ride apart from the Red River to the Rio Grande, Fort Clark remained occupied by Confederate and State troops to keep Indian uprisings in check, to protect against bandits from Mexico, and to constantly watch for U.S. invasion along the Rio Grande.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2079.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 29° 18.701′ N, 100° 25.027′ W. Marker is in Brackettville, Texas, in Kinney County. Marker is at the intersection of South Ann Street (Farm to Market Road
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674) and James Street, on the right when traveling south on South Ann Street. Marker is on the grounds of the Kinney County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 South Ann Street, Brackettville TX 78832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kinney County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Kinney County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Las Moras Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Partrick Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Petersen Building (about 500 feet away); Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Filippone Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montalvo House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brackettville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photo   1. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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