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

Camp Cooper, C.S.A.

 
 
Camp Cooper, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Camp Cooper, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  Located 17 miles south, surrendered by U.S. at outbreak Civil War. Used as Confederate frontier outpost on the defense line from Red River to the Rio Grande. Manned by Texas cavalry, mounted riflemen, Rangers. Constant patrol and scouting maintained to guard against Indian raids, Union invasion, marauding deserters, Jayhawkers. Always short on food supplies, ammunition, and horses, these troops fought the Comanches in numerous engagements while effectively protecting supply trains and pioneer families along edge of settlement.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 658.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 33° 10.729′ N, 99° 10.656′ W. Marker is in Throckmorton, Texas, in Throckmorton County. Memorial is at the intersection of N. Minter Avenue (U.S. 283) and W. Chesnut Street (U.S. 380), on the left when traveling north on N. Minter Avenue. Marker is located
Camp Cooper, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Camp Cooper, C.S.A. Marker
At southeast corner of the grounds of the county courthouse
at the southeast corner of the grounds of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Throckmorton TX 76483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Throckmorton County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Throckmorton County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Western Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Throckmorton County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Throckmorton County (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Great Western Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bush Knob Massacre (approx. 6 miles away); Site of the Principal Village of the Comanche Indian Reserve (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Throckmorton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Cooper. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 27, 2016.) 

2. Camp Cooper, Ft. Belknap and the Indian Reservations. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Texas Almanac”. (Submitted on March 27, 2016.) 
 
Throckmorton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Throckmorton County Courthouse
Marker is near street intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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