Details for Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867 (Atlas Number 5237002010)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5237002010


Marker Number 2010
Atlas Number 5237002010
Marker Title Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867
Index Entry Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital
City Jacksboro
County Jack
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 577863
UTM Northing 3674578
Subject Codes hospitals; forts; military topics; Native Americans
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Fort Richardson State Historical Park
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text In fort built to halt Indian depredations in North Texas. One of buildings and units on inspection in May 1871 by General William Tecumseh Sherman, when news came of massacre of Warren Wagon Trail, 24 miles northwest. Killers, later found at Fort Sill, were brought to trial in Jacksboro - first time Indians were ever tried in the white man's court in North Texas. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965.