Site of the Union Stockade

Site of the Union Stockade (HM2939)

Location: Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Hopkins County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 8.294', W 95° 36.219'

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The Reconstruction era which followed the Civil War (1861-65) was a time of unrest in Texas. In this area a gang of outlaws whipped and killed blacks and harassed other citizens. On August 10, 1868, Capt. T. M. Tolman brought Federal troops here to restore order. Despite protests the army moved the county seat from Tarrant (4 mi. N) to Sulphur Springs. After the hotel where officers were staying was set afire, a stockade was built. Surrounded by a split log fence, it served as post quarters, hospital, jail, stable, and kitchen. It was abandoned in 1870 when Federal troops withdrew.
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HM NumberHM2939
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 257123 N 3669629
Decimal Degrees33.13823333, -95.60365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.294', W 95° 36.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 17.64" N, 95° 36' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 312 Connally St, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, US
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