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Near Lindale in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas

 
 
Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sam Hopkins, February 3, 2016
1. Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas Marker
Inscription.  On Burleson Lake, 3.5 miles west of here was last Cherokee War Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas

Under Gen. Kelsey H. Douglass, Gen. Thomas J. Rusk, Gen. Edward Burleson, and Col. Willis H. Landrum. Texas Secretary of War Albert Sidney Johnston ordered the army mustered out after its decisive victory in Battle of the Neches against Chief Bowles of the Cherokees and associated tribes on July 16, 1839, in Van Zandt County. From the Burleson Lake Camp, the soldiers departed for their homes on July 25, 1839.
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7710.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1839.
 
Location. 32° 36.397′ N, 95° 29.068′ W. Marker is near Lindale, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of Mineola Highway (U.S. 69) and Old Mineola Highway (County Route 431), on the left
Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sam Hopkins, February 3, 2016
2. Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas Marker
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when traveling north on Mineola Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindale TX 75771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vial-Fragosa Trail (approx. 1½ miles away); Dr. Adolphus Leander Patten (approx. 3.4 miles away); George C. Reeves (approx. 3.4 miles away); Robert N. Stafford (approx. 3½ miles away); Richard Malcolm Smith (approx. 3½ miles away); John Creighton Buchanan (approx. 3½ miles away); Mineola Black Spiders (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindale.
 
More about this marker. This marker was stolen several years ago, and a replacement marker was rededicated on February 3, 2016
 
Regarding Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas. There is a 1936 Texas Centennial Marker commemorating this camp on private property at Burleson Lake that is not accessible.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Stolen Texas historical marker replaced. East Texas Matters article on marker replacement. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 121 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 2, 2022