Near Brackettville in Kinney County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Staff Officers' Quarters
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5086.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 29° 18.279′ N, 100° 25.445′ W. Marker is near Brackettville, Texas, in Kinney County. Marker is on Colony Row 0.1 miles west of Fort Clark Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on Fort Clark Springs in the Fort Clark National Register Historic District and is accessible to the public. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Army Signal Corps Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant's Quarters (Quarters #20) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Row Quarters (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1873 Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officers Quarters 2-3 and 4 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Clark Post Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palisado Building Kitchen / Mess Room (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brackettville.
Regarding Staff Officers' Quarters. Staff Officers Quarters No.23-24 was built by the United States Army in 1888. This structure is constructed of local limestone and situated at the end of the line of company grade officer's quarters. Today, the property continues to fulfill its original intended purpose of family housing.
In the Fall of 1921 the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment conducted a permanent change of station from Camp Marfa to Fort Clark. In the quiet time between the World Wars the 5th Cavalry became indelibly associated with Fort Clark, garrisoning the post for a generation, until 1941. During the 5th Cavalry era several
These Quarters are named for General George S. Patton, Jr., the highest ranking officer to ever occupy them. Patton graduated from West Point in the Class of 1911 and in the summer of 1938 was assigned to command the 5th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark. Patton arrived at Fort Clark on July 24, 1938 and sent a note to his wife Beatrice of his initial impressions of his new duty station, "San Antonio is very quaint and I think you will like it ... [Fort] Clark is 138 miles due west ... I think we will like it. Gen J. [Joyce] runs the post and I run the regiment, which makes it very nice. The Joyces were delighted to see me and are more human than [they were]
Also see . . .
1. The Patton House - Sleep with History. (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
2. Friends of the Fort Clark Historic District. Guided tours, presentations and programs, genealogical and archival research assistance ... and much more. (Submitted on August 13, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
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