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Camp Salmon / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense

C.S.A. / 1861 — 1865

 
 
Camp Salmon, C.S.A. Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
1. Camp Salmon, C.S.A. Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front
Camp Salmon
C.S.A.


Guarding the frontier during the Civil War, this camp was located 17 mi. west, 6 mi. north. Established as part of a chain of posts a day's horseback ride apart stretching from Red River to Rio Grande. Occupied by Texas Frontier Regiment. Named for Capt. John Salmon, frontier Indian fighter and post commander. Later renamed Camp McCord. Short of food, supplies, ammunition, horses, troubled with Indians, and sharing few of the glories of the war at the cost of many lives, these men served to protect the Texas frontier.

A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy


CSA


Rear
Texas Civil War
Frontier Defense

1861 — 1865

Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the South. Camp Salmon and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of State Rangers, organized militia, and citizens' posses scouting from nearby "family forts." This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline
Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861 - 1865 Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By ., April 12, 2007
2. Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861 - 1865 Marker (Rear)
successfully defended by Texans.

CSA

 
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 676.)
 
Location. 32° 24.072′ N, 98° 49.132′ W. Marker is in Eastland, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lamar Street and West Commerce Street, on the left when traveling south on South Lamar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Lamar Street, Eastland TX 76448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastland (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastland County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Banking in Eastland (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bankhead Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers of Eastland County (about 300 feet away); Hargus Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Merriman Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Salmon, C.S.A. Marker near the Eastland County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
3. Camp Salmon, C.S.A. Marker near the Eastland County Courthouse.
View of marker northwest towards the old Lyric Theater. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
4. View of marker northwest towards the old Lyric Theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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