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

Fourth U.S. Cavalry

In Memory Of

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Fourth U.S. Cavalry Marker
Inscription. Privates Gregg, William Max, W. H. Kilpatrick and other soldiers who met death in this region while serving under General R. S. MacKenzie, Fourth U.S. Cavalry, 1871-1872 and 1874-1875. With no hope of honor if victorious; no dream of mercy if they fell; and the certainty of death by torture if taken alive; they fought the savage Comanche and cleared the plains for the white men.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2043.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.662′ N, 100° 50.312′ W. Marker is in Spur, Texas, in Dickens County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road half a mile east of East Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is on top of hill, in Spur Memorial Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Spur TX 79370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lisenby-Campbell House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Spur (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dickens County
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Fourth U.S. Cavalry Marker
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Dickens Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away); Dickens Springs (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Fourth U.S. Cavalry Marker
Fourth U.S. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
4. Fourth U.S. Cavalry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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