TITLE

JANUARY 11, 1854

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the establishment of the Post of El Paso, Texas on January 11, 1854. It was built to protect settlers from the Indians. A few months later it got a new name, Fort Bliss. In its long and colorful history, Fort Bliss has guarded the border against Mexican invaders and hostile Indians; has served the Confederacy and the Union; has trained the U.S. Cavalry; provided men to chase Geronimo and Pancho Villa; and prepared men for two World Wars.
ACCESSION #
21474525

 

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