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

Camp Colorado C.S.A.

 
 
Camp Colorado C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2015
1. Camp Colorado C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Surrendered as U.S. outpost beginning Civil War. Became part frontier defense line from Red River to Rio Grande. Headquarters first Texas Mounted Rifles 1861 and Texas Frontier Regiment 1863. Manned by troops and Rangers in state and C.S.A. service to war's end. Valuable duty performed while patrolling and scouting to curb Indian raids and in rounding up draft evaders, deserters. Camp life difficult with constant peril of Indian attack, shortage food, ammunition, supplies and horses. Located 12 miles northeast.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
 
Erected 1963 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 657.)
 
Location. 31° 50.844′ N, 99° 25.57′ W. Marker is in Coleman, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 84/283 0.1 miles north of Roosevelt Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the flagpole in Coleman City Park; the above directions are to the driveway into the park. Marker is in this post office area: Coleman TX 76834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord (here, next to this marker); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building
Camp Colorado and Colonel McCord Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2015
2. Camp Colorado and Colonel McCord Markers
The Camp Colorado C.S.A. marker is on the left
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Coleman County Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Western Cattle Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Coleman County Court House (approx. 1.1 miles away); County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Blair House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coleman.
 
More about this marker. The face of the marker is in poor condition. It is weathered, and the inscription is difficult to read.
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Colorado. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.) 

2. A Brief History of Camp Colorado --- 1856-1875. From “A History of Coleman County and Its People”. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Camp Colorado and Colonel McCord Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2015
3. Camp Colorado and Colonel McCord Markers
The Camp Colorado C.S.A. marker is on the right
Markers in Coleman City Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2015
4. Markers in Coleman City Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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