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Site of Confederate Prison Compound

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
1. Site of Confederate Prison Compound Marker
Inscription. Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. Magruder. The city also had two other compounds where prisoners of war were held.

Among many Houston enterprises vital to the Confederacy were troop training fields, military hospitals, an ammunition depot, two foundries, five railroads.

City was headquarters for the Military District of Texas, which included Arizona and New Mexico.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10635.)
 
Location. 29° 46.003′ N, 95° 21.58′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Girard Street east of Travis Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the small park next to the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center, on the campus of the University of Houston-Downtown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Girard Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merchants and Manufacturers Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magnolia Brewery Building
Site of Confederate Prison Compound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
2. Site of Confederate Prison Compound Marker
(approx. mile away); Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (approx. mile away); The Kennedy Bakery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Market Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pillot Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harris County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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