Located 17 miles south, surrendered by U.S. at outbreak Civil War. Used as Confederate frontier outpost on the defense line from Red River to the Rio Grande. Manned by Texas cavalry, mounted riflemen, Rangers. Constant patrol and scouting maintained to guard against Indian raids, Union invasion, marauding deserters, Jayhawkers. Always short on food supplies, ammunition, and horses, these troops fought the Comanches in numerous engagements while effectively protecting supply trains and pioneer families along edge of settlement.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy