CSAVoted 871 to 2 for secession. At start of Civil War Minutemen were organized to provide frontier protection. The San Elizario Spy Company was mustered into Confederate service on July 11, 1861. El Paso was the springboard and supply point for 1861-2 Arizona - New Mexico campaign to give South a Pacific outlet. These troops retired back into Texas and by July 1862, the last Confederate forces left El Paso. Many citizens who favored South went with them, others moved across the river and established a colony in Juarez. In mid-August, Union troops arrived. Martial law was declared and military occupation - longest in any part of Texas - continued until war's end.
|Placed By||State of Texas|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 359039 N 3514801|
|Decimal Degrees||31.76003333, -106.48841667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 45.602', W 106° 29.305'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 45' 36.12" N, 106° 29' 18.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 301-399 N Mesa St, El Paso TX 79901, US|
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