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Near Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition

(Headquarters Dugout)

 
 
Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition Marker
Inscription. Indian raids brought General Miles' men to Texas in 1874 as part of U.S. Army pincer's tactic operating from a dugout post. The twelve infantry and cavalry units had supply camps on the Canadian, Red and Washita rivers. On November 8, 1874, Gen. Miles' troops recovered two captive sisters, Addie and Julia German. Two older sisters, Catherine and Sophia German, were freed February 28, 1875. Eight Indian battles were fought during that winter. At this post, General Miles nominated several of his men for the Congressional Medal of Honor, among them renowned Panhandle settler Billy Dixon. In 1875, Fort Elliott opened at Old Mobeetie to continue frontier protection.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2138.)
 
Location. 35° 43.375′ N, 100° 22.817′ W. Marker is near Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on U.S. 83 5.8 miles south of Texas Highway 33, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washita Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Route of Marcy Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fletcher and Donley Stage Station
Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Historic Trails (approx. 6.8 miles away); Buffalo Wallow Battle Ground (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 10 miles away); Roberts County (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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