Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense

Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (HM1JZK)

Location: Bronte, TX 76933 Coke County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 53.215', W 100° 17.605'

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Fort Chadbourne C.S.A.
Located 8 mi. north on old Butterfield Stageline. Upon secession, company of First Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles occupied this post to give protection against Indians. Stopover on way west for many Union sympathizers and people wanting to avoid conflict of war. Permanent personnel left the fort in 1862 when the frontier defense line was pulled back more than 50 mi. east. However, scouting parties and patrols of Confederate and state troops used the fort intermittently in aggressive warfare to keep Indians near their camps and away from settlements and to check on the invasion by Union forces. Usually supplying their own mounts, guns and sustenance, these men guarded the frontier until war's end.

Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
Texas had 2000 miles of coastline and frontier to defend from Union attack, Indian raids, marauders. Defense lines were set to give maximum protection with the few men left in the state. One line stretched from El Paso to Brownsville. Another had posts set day's horseback ride apart from Red River to the Rio Grande. Chadbourne and other U.S. outposts used by scouting parties lay in a line between. Behind these lines and to the east organized militia citizens' posses from nearby settlement backed the Confederate and state troops to curb Indian raids.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
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HM NumberHM1JZK
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Marker Number1974
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 377675 N 3528630
Decimal Degrees31.88691667, -100.29341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.215', W 100° 17.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 12.9" N, 100° 17' 36.3" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Washington St, Bronte TX 76933, US
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