“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sabinal in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Site of Camp Sabinal

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By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
1. Site of Camp Sabinal Marker
Inscription.  Established July 12, 1856 by Captain Albert G. Brackett, Second U.S. Cavalry, as a protection to the San Antonio - El Paso Road and frontier settlers • Occupied by Federal troops until November, 1856 • Later served as a Ranger camp
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4746.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1853.
Location. 29° 18.824′ N, 99° 28.942′ W. Marker is near Sabinal, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on U.S. 90, 0.4 miles east of Lower Sabinal Road (County Road 310), on the right when traveling east. This marker is about 50 yards from the highway. There is no pull-off. To visit the marker turn into the entrance to a ranch gate just before the Sabinal River bridge. The marker will be on your right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sabinal TX 78881, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as
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By William F Haenn, April 15, 2013
2. Site of Camp Sabinal Marker site
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the crow flies. Sabinal Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sabinal (approx. 1.4 miles away); John M. Davenport (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Knippa (approx. 9˝ miles away); D'Hanis (approx. 12.2 miles away); J.M. Koch's Hotel (approx. 12.3 miles away); Richarz Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away); Fort Lincoln (approx. 12˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabinal.
More about this marker. One of the large granite "Star and Wreath" type monument markers placed over 75 years ago by the State of Texas during the state's centennial year of 1936.
Regarding Site of Camp Sabinal. Albert Gallatin Brackett, soldier, was born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, 14 February, 1829. He removed to Indiana in 1846, and, during the war with Mexico, was First Lieutenant in the 4th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, attached to Lane's Brigade. Brackett was honorably mustered out, 16 July 1848.

On 3 March, 1855, he became captain in the 2nd United States Cavalry, and, after raising a company in Indiana and Illinois, served on the Texas frontier, including service at Fort Clark in 1856, distinguishing himself in actions against the Comanche Indians. He was the first United States officer that crossed into Mexico in pursuit of hostile Indians.

To his additional credit Brackett was a published author and well respected in the profession of arms for his knowledge of the cavalry and cavalry operations. He authored "General Lane's Brigade in Central Mexico"
Colonel Albert G. Brackett image. Click for full size.
Circa 1880
3. Colonel Albert G. Brackett
(Cincinnati, 1854) and "History of the United States Cavalry" (New York, 1865). He also wrote many magazine and newspaper articles, especially in regard to military affairs and the development of the country.

He retired in 1891, when he was Colonel of the Third Cavalry. Colonel A. G. Brackett, died at his residence in Washington on June 25, 1896 and is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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