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Eagle Pass C.S.A. Marker (<i>front side</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 31, 2014
Eagle Pass C.S.A. Marker (front side)
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 1326 — Eagle Pass C.S.A.
(front) A major terminus of the Cotton Road, customhouse and Confederate port of entry into Mexico 1863-65 when Union forces held lower Rio Grande. Cotton was "lifeblood of the South," Texas its lifeline and storehouse west of the . . . — Map (db m111472) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 1327 — Eagle Pass Coal Mines
Although the Indian, Spanish, and early anglo-American inhabitants knew of this area's large bituminous coal deposits, commercial mining did not begin until 1885, when F. H. Hartz opened a hillside mine near the Rio Grande. For a time, it was the . . . — Map (db m121588) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 14217 — Fort Duncan
Established by Captain S. Burbank, first U.S. Infantry, March 27, 1849 as a protection to western communication. Garrisoned by Federal troops until March 20, 1861 and since 1868. Now known as Camp Eagle Pass — Map (db m56146) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 1979 — Fort Duncan
Established March 27, 1849, by Capt. Sidney Burbank with companies A, B, and F, First U.S. Infantry. Name honors Col. James Duncan, a hero of the Mexican War. Fort served as frontier outpost near trail of California emigrants; base of . . . — Map (db m56187) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 1980 — Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks
Built about 1868, soon after the U.S. Army's post-Civil War reoccupation of Fort Duncan, this building played a part in aviation history when the first military cross-country flight, from Fort McIntosh in Laredo, landed here in 1911. By 1932 the . . . — Map (db m56151) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 3260 — Maverick County
Created Feb. 2, 1856, from Kinney county. Organized July 13, 1871. Named for Texas Revolution veteran, signer of declaration of Independence, Texas Legislator Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870). The county centers in an area of dairies, farming, . . . — Map (db m111452) HM
Texas (Maverick County), Eagle Pass — 3261 — Maverick County Courthouse
A landmark of the Texas-Mexico border area. Built 1884-85, during term of county Judge Thomas Lamb, on site chosen by citizens' committee, who donated $800 toward purchase of land from R.E. Moffit. Architects: Wahrenberger and Beckman, San . . . — Map (db m111469) HM

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