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Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Lancaster C.S.A.

 
 
Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
1. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Site 33 miles west on U.S. 290. Upon U.S. surrender Texas forts start of Civil War. Made part Confederate far western frontier line. Occupied by 2nd Texas Cavalry on supply line to and from Arizona-New Mexico. Campaign 1861-62, intended to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. When regular patrols to guard supply trains and check Indian activities grew dull life spiced by camp newspaper and nightly sport of shooting pesky coyotes. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
 
Erected 1963 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 1992.)
 
Location. 30° 42.624′ N, 101° 12.079′ W. Marker is in Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street (State Highway 466) and Avenue E (State Highway 163), on the left when traveling east on 11th Street. Touch for map. Marble slab in the park across from the old Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Mozart McVey (a few steps from this marker); Crockett County (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Memorial/Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, July 21, 2011
2. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Memorial/Marker
The nearby Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers were the lifeblood of this pre-Civil War frontier post. These waters made it a necessary stop for the dusty and parched columns of the Texas Confederate San Antonio column marching west in 1862.
Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
3. Fort Lancaster C.S.A. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,322 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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