The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 30
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the broad plains to the Colorado River about 100 miles from Fort
The post was completely surrounded by hills separated by valleys.
The low hills are conical and of a uniform size, covered with grass,
mesquite and live oak, with some pecan, water oak and willows in
the valleys and near the streams. Until March, 1869, little work
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GENERAL PLAN OF POST
had been done to rebuild the post owing to the lack of mechanics
and the necessary material. Then Bvt. Brigadier General R. S.
Mackenzie, then Colonel of the Forty-first Infantry, arrived with
two of his companies and Companies F and M, Ninth Cavalry, all
colored soldiers, and work was started in earnest and the buildings
Having visited the sites of most of the old army posts in Texas, I
can appreciate the following. Assistant Surgeon Redford Sharpe
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