Fort Chadbourne

    The Confederate military continued to fight off Indians in this region during the Civil War. In Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke, Stanley S. McGowen narrates the experiences of the First Texas Cavalry in 1861. The following passage relates the stories of the first regiment of the Texas Mounted Riflemen when they were stationed at Fort Chadbourne:

    Colonel Thomas C. Frost Picture
    Colonel Thomas C. Frost

    McCarty/Davidson Die in Battle with Indians Near Big Spring

    McCarty/Davidson Die in Battle with Indians Near Big Spring

    McCarty/Davidson Die in Battle with Indians Near Big Spring

    May 1861 Joel Pennington Wounded at Fight at Grape Creek


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