Details for Red River Station (Atlas Number 5337004219)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5337004219


Marker Number 4219
Atlas Number 5337004219
Marker Title Red River Station
Index Entry Red River Station
Address US 82, 6 mi. W of Nocona
City Nocona
County Montague
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 610305
UTM Northing 3739535
Subject Codes Civil War; roads
Marker Year 1963
Marker Location On US 82 6 miles west of Nocona.
Marker Size Civil War Memorials - (pink granite)
Marker Text Established 9 miles northwest 1861 as Civil War outpost near major buffalo and indian crossing. Local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian raids, Union invasion from Indian territory, joined by Texas Frontier Regiment Cavalry Company. Families of settlers, cattlemen built log cabins within post stockade. Poorly fed, clothed and short on horses and ammunition Confederates patrolled area effectively. Comanche, Kiowa raid at Illinois Bend 15 miles east Jan. 1863. Major cattle crossing after war. A memorial to Texans who served in the Confederacy - Erected by the State of Texas 1963; (BACK OF RED RIVER STATION) Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861-1865 Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the south. Red River Station and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of state Rangers, organized militia, and citizens posses scouting from nearby "family forts." This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline successfully defended by Texans. (1963)