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Fort Concho and the Texas frontier.

J. Evetts Haley

Fort Concho and the Texas frontier.

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Published by San Angelo Standard-Times in San Angelo, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas,
  • Fort Concho (Tex.),
  • Texas.
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas,
    • Texas -- History -- 1846-1950,
    • Fort Concho (Tex.)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIllus. by H.D. Bugbee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF391 .H15
      The Physical Object
      Pagination352p.
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6128376M
      LC Control Number52064163
      OCLC/WorldCa2503294

      This led to his appointment as commander of the District of New Mexico in Grierson led one of the Civil War's most impressive cavalry campaigns and would see more combat as a cavalry officer in West Texas, but sometimes even an experienced officer gets outmaneuvered. Ten days before Hough and the regimental headquarters arrived at the fort, a massive flood of the Concho wiped Ben Ficklin off the map and badly damaged San Angelo. Patrols from Fort Concho charted vast areas of western Texas and provided a climate for settlement on the Texas frontier. Persifor F. Mackenzie and the Texas Frontier, a definitive study of the officer.

      When funding for construction was slashed, it was decided that instead a schoolhouse and chapel would be built instead for the education of the garrison's black soldiers and religious ceremonies. Sketch by Capt. In Texas, most of the successful large-scale expeditions came after Construction was slow, as direction had been poor under Cram and his predecessor, who was rarely at Fort Concho. Aided by soldiers, who provided unskilled labor, five of the officer's residences and the first regimental barracks

      Sinceit has housed a living history event to teach local elementary schoolers about life in s Texas. In more than twenty years of federal service, Fort Concho was home to companies of fifteen regiments in the regular United States Army, including Col. This book depicts postcards from twenty-four counties in the booming Texas Panhandle at the turn of the 20th Century. Barracks 1 and 2 were built in and respectively and each contained two cavalry companies.


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Fort Concho and the Texas frontier. by J. Evetts Haley Download PDF Ebook

The main arm of the river, he said, had been contaminated with putrefying animal matter, including buffalo carcasses. Hatch, [17] in charge of Fort Concho while Mackenzie was in the field, [18] reported Wilson's findings to the latter man and to the Departments of Texas and New Mexico.

Painting by Melvin Warren; image courtesy of Mrs. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, Infantryone of the Buffalo Soldier regiments inMackenzie spent the rest of his career on Fort Concho and the Texas frontier.

book Frontier. Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie was assigned to Fort Concho in as the ranking officer in the Fourth Cavalry. Elijah Cox was what you might call a "jack of all trades" - he worked as a cook, bartender, buffalo hunter, carpenter, entertainer, and musician.

Company H of the 4th U. Texas' declaration of secession in early caught federal military officials off guard. Originally called Saint Angela, the town of San Angelo gradually Fort Concho and the Texas frontier.

book up around the fort. Army in Nineteenth-Century Texas. Inrains caused the Concho River to rise fifteen feet in ten minutes. Sheridan, military commander of Texas and Louisiana. When Cram had Ficklin arrested, the Postmaster General soon became involved and by August Cram was reassigned out of the Concho valley.

Fort Lancaster was constructed inone of several posts in the far southwestern Texas frontier assigned to protect vital mail and emigrant routes to Chihuahua and California. Opened inafter the fort was largely unused, and in it was abandoned by the military, but it was transferred to the Bureau of Health and opened as a mental health hospital starting in for veterans of World War I.

His wounding at Jerusalem Plank Road during the siege of Petersburg cost him the first two fingers of his right hand and was the probable cause for his nickname, "Bad Hand". Appointed colonel of the 41st U. Macmillan, New York. The 10th Cavalry took up the duties the 4th Cavalry previously held, patrolling the frontier, escorting wagons and settlers, and mounting expeditions.

However, despite a general disrepair, an effort was still made by interested locals to preserve Fort Concho. Although members of several garrisons made their way to the safety of New Mexico, the Indian territory, Kansas, or were evacuated from coastal ports, nearly four hundred troops from stations west of San Antonio were forced to surrender to state authorities.

Its arrangement was artistic and every feature bespoke comfort and convenience. Hatch pushed for the completion of the fort through —71, directing the building of a quartermaster's corral, a wagon shed, and a failed attempt at producing adobe bricks that earned him the moniker "Dobe".

Civilian laborers provided skilled labor such as carpentry while soldiers performed the actual construction work.

On paper, the scheme looked grand indeed. Today Fort Concho stands restored, thanks to numerous preservation efforts, as a memorial to all the peoples who struggled to survive on the plateau where the rivers join.

Fort Concho was active for just over twenty years protecting settlers, stagecoach routes and the U. By then, San Angelo was a collection of saloons and brothels and had a reputation befitting that. Smith, Thomas T. Barracks 1 and 2 were built in and respectively and each contained two cavalry companies.

His expedition, which had also mapped some of the Staked Plains, returned on 13 May.FORT magicechomusic.com Concho, in San Angelo, was one of a number of United States military posts built to establish law and order in West Texas as settlers began to move in after the Civil War.A site at the juncture of the Main and North Concho rivers was selected in November for a new post to replace Fort Chadbourne, which lacked an adequate water supply.

Historical Marker: Fort Concho The center of a line of forts extending from the northeastern border of Texas to El magicechomusic.com also northern point of southern chain of forts extending to Rio Grande, thence along that river to its mouth.

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Patrols from Fort Concho charted vast areas of western Texas and provided a climate for settlement on the Texas frontier. Today Fort Concho stands restored, thanks to numerous preservation efforts, as a memorial to all the peoples who struggled to survive on the plateau where the rivers magicechomusic.com: James T.

Matthews.The fort was not stockaded, but stone walls surrounded the hospital and pdf backyards of the officers' quarters. By Fort Concho was an eight-company post with some forty permanent structures built of locally quarried limestone around a parade ground that measured about by 1, feet.Jan 15,  · In June the last soldiers marched away from Fort Concho and the fort was deactivated.

Fort Concho

Download pdf almost twenty-two years Fort Concho’s role in the settling of the Texas frontier was over. Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-three original and restored fort structures/5(17).Feb 12,  · Fort Concho ebook one of the best restored Buffalo Soldier Fort in Texas.

There are reenactors, demonstrations, museum and even a 19th century base baseball team. The tours are excellent and Fort Concho teaches children about our past. wait until you hear the cannon fire and /5().