The Quadrangle, a scaled-down version of Jeffersonville Depot in Indiana, was begun in 1876 and originally served as a Quartermaster Depot and Headquarters for the Department of Texas. Designed as a fortress-like building with both one and two . . . — — Map (db m31802) HM
Adoption of the 3" field gun in 1902 gave the US Army its first rapid fire, breechloading gun with a hydrospring recoil system capable of indirect fire. The complete gun section included the gun and a caisson with 70 rounds of fixed ammunition. . . . — — Map (db m31613) HM
Introduced in 1953 as part of a "family" of tank designs. The elliptical hull and turret provided greater armor protection while the M-41 90mm gun increased offensive power. Variants of the M-48 series saw service in Europe, the Middle East and . . . — — Map (db m31804) HM
Based on the German M18/40 Light Field Howitzer used in World War II. This gun was probably sold to Iran, then captured by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. It was damaged in a firefight with US forces in February 1991 north of Kuwait City and abandoned. . . . — — Map (db m31688) HM
Introduced in 1953 to provide armor protected mobility to infantry squad operating with tanks. Variants included cargo carrier, ambulance, mortar carrier and reconnaissance vehicle.
Weight • 42,000 lb
Crew • 12
Made by • Ford Motor Co. . . . — — Map (db m31810) HM
This brick wall, built circa 1890, replaced the original wood fence which enclosed the corrals, stables and wagon parks for the quartermaster depot in The Quandrangle. The two nearby buildings served as blacksmith and wheelright shops. — — Map (db m85540) HM
Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the U.S. into World War II, one U.S. Government response was the incarceration of more than 120,000 Issei (first generation, Japanese immigrants) and . . . — — Map (db m206869) HM
In March, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered General John J. Pershing to lead an expedition into Mexico to punish Pancho Villa, the Mexican revolutionary whose troops crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and attacked the town of Columbus, New . . . — — Map (db m85539) HM
Formed in 1883 to serve the Fort Sam Houston community, St. Paul's Parish at once made plans for this edifice. The RT. Rev. R.W.B. Elliott, First Bishop of the Missionary District of West Texas donated the site. Miss Mary Coles of Philadelphia, . . . — — Map (db m179649) HM
San Antonio's First Water Company, established by French immigrant Jean B. LaCoste, began operation in 1878. The system consisted of a raceway and pump house about a mile north of this site and included turbines and piping that sent water to a . . . — — Map (db m214769) HM
This ground was Fort Clark’s military cemetery from 1856 to the 1880s. One of the first burials was 2nd Lt. Brayton C. Ives, 1st Inf., a West Point graduate who died here on June 27, 1857. Succeeding burials included dozens of military personnel, . . . — — Map (db m55430) HM
Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the U.S. into World War II, one U.S. government response was the incarceration of more than 120,000 Issei (first generation, Japanese immigrants) and . . . — — Map (db m155767) HM
During World War II, the U.S. established three internment camps in Texas for alien civilians in the U.S. and Latin America, and one was located in Kenedy. The U.S. repatriated German, Japanese and Italian detainees in trade for American prisoners . . . — — Map (db m192193) HM
The Army returned in 1867 after the Civil War and rebuilt the fort. The cemetery was established in 1875. The remains of soldiers buried here were removed to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio in 1888 following the closure of Fort . . . — — Map (db m201443) HM
Burial ground for soldiers stationed at Fort Stockton and for civilians in the little town that grew up around the post. The fort was established 1859; temporarily closed 1861-1867.
Troops here protected the San Antonio-San Diego mail line and . . . — — Map (db m82348) HM
The year 1639 marked the first recorded observation of Venus crossing the Sun. Sir Edmund Halley (1656-1742) later predicted that using data from such crossings, known as transits, scientists could precisely quantify the astronomical unit of . . . — — Map (db m179653) HM
Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. White II (born at Fort Sam Houston, Nov. 14, 1930) was the first American to walk in space, while tethered to his Gemini spacecraft on June 3, 1965. Along with two companions, he died on Jan. 27, 1967, in a . . . — — Map (db m208013) HM
As World War I raged in Europe, the United States began to build up and expand its military aviation forces. In his search for a new army aviation training site, Maj. Benjamin Foulois found 700 acres of flat farmland with a water supply near the . . . — — Map (db m65284) HM
Korean immigrants first came to Texas in the early 20th century, with a handful living in the state by the 1920s. Most were laborers arriving from the western U.S., including Hawai'i, or from Mexico. However, larger numbers of Koreans immigrated . . . — — Map (db m148654) HM
The first documented flight of a heavier-than-air flying machine in Texas occurred over this site on February 18, 1910, two weeks before the first military airplane flight by Lt. Benjamin Foulois at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The South . . . — — Map (db m62908) HM
During World War II, approximately 50,000 prisoners of war (POWs), primarily Germans, were housed in nearly 70 Texas camps. In 1945, U.S. Army officials at Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio) made a decision to send POWs already held in Texas to Naval . . . — — Map (db m206940) HM
Ms. Lane joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve on April 18, 1968. She completed her training at Fort Sam Houston on June 14, 1968, and reported for duty at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, just 3 days later. She worked there until . . . — — Map (db m192276) HM
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, lived with his family at 206 Austin Loop, while stationed at Fort Benning as a major from 1926-1927.
During that time, he served as executive office of the 24th Infantry and . . . — — Map (db m57604) HM
”Inevitably, war creates situations which Americans would not countenance in times of peace, such as the internment of men and women who were considered potentially dangerous to America’s national security.”
-INS, Department of Justice, . . . — — Map (db m111378) HM
This township includes the villages of Woodville, New Preston, Marbledale, Washington, and Washington Depot. The eastern section, first settled by Joseph Hurlbut in 1734, was known as the Parish of Judea and belonged to Woodbury. The . . . — — Map (db m17437) HM
Brown, Wilson, W. Co. F, 21st Ohio Infantry, Private, Army. Born; December 25, 1837 in Logan County, Ohio. Entered service in Wood County, Ohio. Died; December 25th, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio. Buried at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, . . . — — Map (db m160385) WM
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