The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 521
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The Beginnings of Fort Belknap 521
pital tents, to cover the sick, provisions etc., which were called
for on the 1st of May last."20
Conditions were such that the soldiers who died at the post
were buried in their uniforms (or ordinary clothes), simply
wrapped in blankets or in their overcoats, as was shown a half
century later when their remains were disinterred for reburial
in the Military Cemetery at San Antonio.21
Such were the conditions under which the work of establishing
Fort Belknap was carried on under the supervision of Captain
Carter L. Stevenson, who later was a major general in the Con-
federate Army, 1861-1865.
2oWilliam G. Belknap to R. Jones, October 18, 1851 (MS., Record Group No. 94,
Adjutant Generals Office, National Archives).
21G. R. Whiteley, Newcastle, Texas, to Ben G. Oneal, 1955; Whiteley was present
at the disinterment.
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