Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense Historical

Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense Historical (HM1TMM)

Location: Nocona, TX 76255 Montague County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.172', W 97° 42.461'

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C.S.A. / 1861 — 1865

Red River Station

Established 9 miles northwest 1861 as Civil War outpost near major buffalo and Indian crossing local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian raids, Union invasion from Indian territory, joined by Texas Frontier Regiment Cavalry Company. Families of settlers, cattlemen built log cabins within post stockade. Poorly fed, clothed and short on horses and ammunition Confederates patrolled area effectively. Comanche, Kiowa raid at Illinois Bend 15 miles east Jan. 1863. Major cattle crossing after war.

A memorial to Texans
who served in the Confederacy

Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
1861 — 1865

Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the south. Red River Station and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of state Rangers, organized militia, and citizens posses scouting from nearby "family forts." This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline
successfully defended by Texans.
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Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 619644 N 3739201
Decimal Degrees33.78620000, -97.70768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.172', W 97° 42.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 10.32" N, 97° 42' 27.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1522 US-82, Nocona TX 76255, US
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