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Old San Pedro

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 26' 47.1984", -98° 29' 58.7976"
    Texas State
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    Old San Pedro Springs--near this site--noted camping spot 5 miles from city. Used by U.S. Army, Mexican War, 1846-48. Often scene of summer picnics and political speeches, 1850's. On surrender to confederate Texas of all federal troops in State, it was site of prisoner of war camp for a short time. For Quarters, prisoners built dugouts and brush arbors. Later, campsite for confederate soldiers moving toward western frontier, for troopsof Arizona New Mexico campaign, for units coming from the Rio Grande to new assignments, and for raw recruits in camps of instruction.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Old San Pedro Historical Marker Location Map, San Antonio, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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