Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition

Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition (HM1RIP)

Location: Canadian, TX 79014 Hemphill County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 43.375', W 100° 22.817'

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(Headquarters Dugout)

Indian raids brought General Miles' men to Texas in 1874 as part of U.S. Army pincer's tactic operating from a dugout post. The twelve infantry and cavalry units had supply camps on the Canadian, Red and Washita rivers. On November 8, 1874, Gen. Miles' troops recovered two captive sisters, Addie and Julia German. Two older sisters, Catherine and Sophia German, were freed February 28, 1875. Eight Indian battles were fought during that winter. At this post, General Miles nominated several of his men for the Congressional Medal of Honor, among them renowned Panhandle settler Billy Dixon. In 1875, Fort Elliott opened at Old Mobeetie to continue frontier protection.
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Marker Number2138
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 375160 N 3954094
Decimal Degrees35.72291667, -100.38028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 43.375', W 100° 22.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 43' 22.5" N, 100° 22' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-83, Canadian TX 79014, US
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