1854-1862In 1854, the U.S. Army established Fort Davis, which extended from this location westward into the box canyon. Initially, the fort consisted of crude wooden buildings with thatched and canvas roofs. Six stone barracks were later erected for the enlisted men. With an average monthly strength of 191 officers and enlisted men, the post was comprised of over fifty structures. Abandoned by Federal troops in April of 1861, Fort Davis was occupied by Confederate soldiers until August of 1862.
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|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 606082 N 3385537|
|Decimal Degrees||30.59768333, -103.89345000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 35.861', W 103° 53.607'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 35' 51.66" N, 103° 53' 36.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3rd St, Fort Davis TX 79734, US|
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