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Fort Stubblefield

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Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria

One of dozens of family forts that arose after the start of the Civil War, located between two of the largest, Fort Davis and Fort Blair, Stubblefield was more typical in structure. Though nothing remains, local historian Jack Loftin explained that at least one wall of a house would be reinforced with stone and small openings were left to serve as gun-ports.

Forting Up

Forting Up

Forting Up

Forting Up

Forting Up

Forting Up

Forting Up

For an interesting Stubblefield story which occurred just to the south of this mark, click here.

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Burleson’s Fight

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria Ca. 23 December 1850; Loma Alta, Texas: Lt. Edward Burleson was taking his company of...