(Camp Ford, Tyler Texas)???J.B. Leake was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 20th Iowa. Captured at the battle of Stirling Plantation near Morganza, Louisiana September 29, 1863, he arrived in the first large group of prisoners on October 23, 1863. Lt. Col. Leake, being the highest ranking officer at Camp Ford, recieved a cabin in a prime location — closest to the spring. The cabin, completed December 4, 1863, was built in the southwest corner of the stockade. The site of the original cabin is 50 yards to the southeast. Sketches from Leake's diary show the cabin below. His diary and sketches were important in verifying the accuracy of other Camp Ford drawings.
|Placed By||Smith County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 286689 N 3586648|
|Decimal Degrees||32.39650000, -95.26788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 23.79', W 95° 16.073'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 23' 47.40" N, 95° 16' 4.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4051 N Northeast 323 Loop, Tyler TX 75708, US|
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