A dear friend from Australia sent me this beautiful quotation: "Historical Events are Never More Exciting Than When You Read Them From The Day They First Occurred and were Reported in Newspapers and Magazines". SORTIES OUT OF FORT CONCHO By Captain R. G. CarterOn all multiple items after the first, you will receive a 10% discount.Postage will be combined and refund granted if saved. SORTIES OUT OF FORT CONCHO By Captain R. G. Carter Folks, in 1866, a commission appointed by the Secretary of War selected a site for the construction of soon to be named Fort Concho. Trouble was, the site chosen was a poor one. An officer of the 4th Cavalry – who was designated to survey and plot the new post – on his own volition – moved the location which – to this day – was considered one of the most beautiful and well built forts on our western frontier. For his work, the officer was later: TRIED BY A MILITARY COURT AND DISMISSED FROM THE SERVICE. Seems this is really a sort of lost history of the Fourth Cavalry as it served in Texas from 1871 to 1876. Rare, rare history and stories that do not normally make the history book as it was witnessed and written entitled SORTIES OUT OF FORT CONCHO by Captain R. G. Carter, USA Retired. Traces the routes of the old soldiers and the Forts they frequented. There is indexed the units as stated along with some of the officers and wives named below. It was first called Camp Hatch, then Camp Kelly, then Fort Griffin and finally Fort Concho. It was a model of greatness in Fort construction – made of stone from the German colony of Fredericksburg as only the artists of this time could provide. The Officers quarters were tasty, elegant, imposing – the enlisted men’s barracks were imposing and handsome. Quail could be shot from the back of an officer’s quarters – Antelope could be spotted grazing in the sun – game was plentiful inc., wild duck, curlew, green-winged teal and white swan abounded. And, sadly, all this came to an end when one Captain Ranald S. McKenzie appeared and substituted for the game: LO, THE POOR INDIAN ! Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about cowboy and Indians are listed on eCRATER every day but the rarer ones about the history of the 4th Cavalry and the Forts of the old west like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest. Here’s one of ‘em. FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTIONFor more Information Please Visit:The Tom Russell CollectionIF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON eCRATER AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW! Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell. This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost. Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive. I hope you appreciate the effort. SORTIES OUT OF FORT CONCHO By Captain R. G. Carter ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA INDIAN WAR ERA: ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: TX Folks, sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer's dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, it's worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Ancestors, Forefathers, Soldiers, and our Native American Indians, my indexed listings will include all names mentioned in the story from this time on.GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE: BEAUMONT, E. B., Captain BEAUMONT, Margaret, wife of Captain E. B. Beaumont BEAUMONT, Natalie, daughter of Margaret and Captain E. B. Beaumont BEECHER, Lieutenant BOEHM, P. M., Lieutenant CARTER, R. G., Captain, Author FORSYTHE, George “Sandy” A., General, future husband of Natalie Beaumont HATCH, John P., Colonel HUNTER, J. Marvin, Sr. MACKENZIE, Ranald S., General * MOOERS, Surgeon OLD AUNT MARY ROMAN NOSE, Cheyenne Chief SECRETARY OF WAR PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE: Picture 1: Fort Concho hospital in 1871. * Picture 2: Barracks, Headquarters, and Surgeon’s Quarters under construction 1871 – 1875. * Picture 3: Courtyard at enlisted men’s barracks, Fort Concho. * Picture 4: Ranald Mackenzie in 1883. * Picture 5: Fort Concho Officer’s Quarters building #8. * Pictures 6 & 7: Fort Chadborne ruins. * PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE: Arickaree Fork of Republican River Beecher’s Island Ben Ficklin’s (or Bismarck) Stage Station Bluff Creek Church Mountain Civil War Colorado River Congress Fort Chadborne Ruins * Fort Chadbourne on Oak Creek Fort Concho (Camp Hatch, Camp Kelly, Fort Griffin) Fort Concho Barracks, Headquarters, Surgeon’s Quarters * Fort Concho Courtyard at Enlisted Men’s Barracks * Fort Concho Hospital 1871 * Fort Concho Officer’s Quarters Building #8 * Fort Mason Fort McKavett Fort Richardson Fourth U. S. Cavalry Fredericksburg, Texas “King,” 4th Cavalry Band’s English bull dog Main Concho River Mexican War Mountain Pass Mt. Margaret Ninth Cavalry North Concho River “On the Border With Mackenzie,” by Captain R. G. Carter Pulpit Rock San Antonio, Texas San Saba River Sixth U. S. Cavalry South Concho River Spring Creek Staked Plains The Capitol, Washington, D. C. The Willard, Washington, D. C. Twin Mountains Washington, D. C. FOURTH CAVALRY AND FORT CONCHO HISTORY by Captain R. G. Carter FORT CONCHO MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that. My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the eCRATER entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color. As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand. Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S. $5.00 Priority Mail. $13.25 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks, Tom THIS INDEX IS A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.