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

Camp Breckenridge



—1861-1865 —

Camp Breckenridge CSA image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, August 5, 2009
1. Camp Breckenridge CSA
The long sided pink granite pentagons are the familiar markers of history and memorials to Texas Confederates.
Inscription. Established near this site 1862. Part Confederate frontier defense line from Red River to Rio Grande. Occupied by company of Texas Frontier Regiment. Posts were day's horseback ride apart and area patrolled regularly. Duties included curbing Indian raids, rounding up draft evaders and renegades. Confederates were poorly fed, clothed and lacked horses, ammunition. They shared few of the glories of the war, but at the cost of the lives of not a few of them, these men gave a measure of protection to a vast frontier area. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 653.)
Location. 32° 45.335′ N, 98° 54.29′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Texas, in Stephens County. Marker is at the intersection of West Walker Street (U.S. 180) and North Ross Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Walker Street. Touch for map. It is on the Stephens County Courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Walker Street, Breckenridge TX 76424, United States of America.
More about this marker. Breckenridge, Texas is one of two towns in the U.S. named after John C. Breckinridge. He was a Senator from Kentucky and Vice President in the Buchanan administration. Ran against Lincoln as Democrat then joined Confederacy as a Major General. He last served as Confederate Secretary of War until the end of the War Between the Confederate and United States.
Breckenridge, Colorado is the other town named for the Kentuckian.
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 75 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 15, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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