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Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A.

 
 
Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. Monument/ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 29, 2011
1. Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. Monument/ Marker
Located by Jefferson Davis Highway monument named in honor of the Confederate States president.
Inscription. A major road west from San Antonio forked in the area of these forts. One road went toward El Paso, the other to the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass. Travelers heading west put on their guns in this region, the start of hostile Indian country, troops from these posts guarded against Indian raids, bandits from Mexico, and marauders. Fort Inge, 4.5 mi. southeast, was on Cotton Road to Eagle Pass over which hundreds of wagons, oxcarts took cotton to Mexico in exchange for vital goods. Part defense line from Brownsville to El Paso. Occupied by volunteer cavalry.

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Camp Dix, located 7 mi. East. Established in 1862. Part of state frontier defense line a day's horseback ride apart from the Red River to the Rio Grande to protect frontier settlements. Occupied by Texas Frontier Regiment. Although Uvalde County voted 76 to 16 against secession, a number of men joined the Confederate Army. Some, being Unionists, moved to Mexico. The war brought hard times and a rash of Indian attacks. In 1863-64 when Federals held the lower Rio Grande, Eagle Pass became the chief export city for the Confederacy and wagon trains increased along the road. Often without food, clothing, horses, ammunition, the Confederate and State troops, backed by citizens' posses brought a measure of protection to this frontier region.
A memorial to Texans who
Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. Monument/Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 29, 2011
2. Fort Inge, Camp Dix, C.S.A. Monument/Marker
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served the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1991.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
 
Location. 29° 12.573′ N, 99° 47.166′ W. Marker is in Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 90) and North Getty Street (U.S. 83), on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Texas Wagon Yards (within shouting distance of this marker); Uvalde County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Uvalde County (within shouting distance of this marker); Reading Wood Black (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kincaid Hotel (about 300 feet away); Grand Opera House (about 400 feet away); Judge John Nance Garner (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1830 - Reading Wood Black - 1867 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uvalde.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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