Site of Confederate Prison Compound

Site of Confederate Prison Compound (HM296T)

Location: Houston, TX 77002 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 46.003', W 95° 21.58'

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Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. Magruder. The city also had two other compounds where prisoners of war were held.

Among many Houston enterprises vital to the Confederacy were troop training fields, military hospitals, an ammunition depot, two foundries, five railroads.

City was headquarters for the Military District of Texas, which included Arizona and New Mexico.
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HM NumberHM296T
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271852 N 3295269
Decimal Degrees29.76671667, -95.35966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 46.003', W 95° 21.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 46' 0.18000000000001" N, 95° 21' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)713, 832, 210, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Girard St, Houston TX 77002, US
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