Site of Mackenzie Cavalry Camp

Site of Mackenzie Cavalry Camp (HM2361)

Location: Wilson, TX 79381 Lynn County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.268', W 101° 43.79'

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At or near this spot, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, with two companies of United States 4th Cavalry, was overtaken on Dec. 4, 1874, by a snowstorm. Forced to spend the night here without wood or water, or grass for the horses, troops called this the most miserable night of their duty in the Southwest. Several horses froze to death.

MacKenzie was hunting here for straggling Indians, during last weeks of 1874 campaign to confine tribes to reservations.

On Dec. 5 his troops reached Tahoka Lake, where they found shelter under a cliff.
HM NumberHM2361
Year Placed1967
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 245879 N 3690215
Decimal Degrees33.32113333, -101.72983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.268', W 101° 43.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 16.08" N, 101° 43' 47.4" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1602 Green Ave, Wilson TX 79381, US
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