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Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post Marker
1Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post
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
2Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — M-1905 Field Gun3" Towed on M-1902 Carriage
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
3Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton"
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
4Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia)
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
5Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier
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
6Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — Tether Wall
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
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7Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — 17381 — Dodd Field (Fort Sam Houston) Enemy Alien Detention Station, World War II
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

8Texas, Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston — 16246 — The Pershing Chinese
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

9Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — 5073 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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

10Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — Water Works Channel
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
11Texas, Kinney County, Brackettville — 16860 — Site of Original Post Cemetery
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

12Texas, Dallas County, Seagoville — 17380 — Seagoville Enemy Alien Detention Station, World War II
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
13Texas, Karnes County, Kenedy — 13538 — Kenedy Alien Detention Camp Cemetery
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
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14Texas, Pecos County, Fort Stockton — 17 — Historic Fort Stockton Cemetery
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
15Texas, Pecos County, Fort Stockton — 3731 — Old Fort Cemetery
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

16Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — 13266 — Belgian Transit of Venus Observation Site
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
17Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — 1398 — Edward H. White II Memorial Hangar, Brooks Air Force BaseDedicated June 3, 1970
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
18Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio — 12443 — Kelly Air Force Base
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
19Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 16248 — Korean Texans
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
20Texas, Harris County, South Houston — 10660 — First Airplane Flight Over Texas
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
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21Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16479 — German POW Camp at NAS Corpus Christi
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

22Florida, Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach — Sharon Ann LaneVietnam War
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
23Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Dwight David EisenhowerOctober 14, 1890 ~ March 28, 1969
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

24Texas, Zavala County, Crystal City — World War II Enemy Alien Internment
”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

25Connecticut, Litchfield County, Washington — Washington
Side A 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

26Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo — Lucas County Medal of Honor Recipients
Civil War 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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