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Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp Belknap, C.S.A.

 
 
Camp Belknap, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Camp Belknap, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Confederate frontier post Camp Belknap located this vicinity. Local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian raids, Union invasion from Indian Territory, joined Frontier Regiment of Texas Cavalry and Rangers. Chain of posts from Red River to Rio Grande patrolled. Regiment concentrated vicinity this camp, Spring 1863. Fought Comanche attack near Elm Creek 1864. Constantly looking for marauders, short on food supplies and ammunition, these Confederates effectively protected settlers and supply trains.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 649.)
 
Location. 33° 9.084′ N, 98° 44.427′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 61 south of Thompson Road. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Belknap park near the entrance; the above directions are to the entrance of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Robert S. Neighbors (a few steps from this marker); Fort Belknap (within shouting distance of this marker);
Camp Belknap, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Camp Belknap, C.S.A. Marker
Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel William C. Young (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Belknap Memorial (about 300 feet away); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (about 400 feet away); The Butterfield Overland Stages (about 400 feet away); A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Belknap. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 2, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Marker Near Entrance to Fort Belknap Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Marker Near Entrance to Fort Belknap Park
Marker is on left (north) side of park road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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