Fort Inglish


Photo from the book, Texas Forts, by Wayne Lease.

Fort Inglish Village, Bonham, TX 75418, 903-583-4811

Bonham, named after Alamo hero and messenger James Butler Bonham, was founded by pioneer Bailey Inglish in March of 1837. The settlement was first called Inglish’s Station or Fort Inglish after the blockhouse and stockade built for the protection of the early settlers. Visitors to Fort Inglish, on W. Sam Rayburn Drive, see what life was like for the early settlers. Surrounding the stockade are three restored 150-year-old log cabins that have been refurbished to represent a blacksmith shop, a frontier cabin and a general store. A cedar log schoolhouse has been recently added.

PPicture of General E. Kirby Smith
General E. Kirby Smith
Center for American History

In August, 1863, Generals Henry McCulloch and Edmund Kirby Smith utilize Quantrill's raiders. The following account is from the book, Frontier Defense in the Civil War, by David Paul Smith:

In August, 1863, Generals Henry McCulloch and Edmund Kirby Smith Utilize Quantrill's Raiders

In August, 1863, Generals Henry McCulloch and Edmund Kirby Smith Utilize Quantrill's Raiders

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