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Fort Chadbourne, Texas
A collection of photos gathered in 2018 depicting the site of the last post of Daniel Wurm, deceased in action.


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Fort Chadbourne Enlisted Barracks
Fort Chadbourne Enlisted Barracks
The building on the right has been restored. When Daniel was stationed there, he, and up to 49 other troopers slept in the building. The ruins on the left are what was left of the barracks before restoration (think before and after). The officer quarters were on the other side of the parade ground. The fort commander had a stand-alone 3 room house. The post doctor and junior officers shared a duplex like building adjacent to the commanderís house. The Butterfield Mail stop manager slept in a separate building that a served as the stage stop, tack room and his quarters. Cooking and toilet facilities were exterior to the sleeping quarters for everyone.

Notice the grass is relatively green because the area had flooding rains a week or so prior to our arrival. The arial photo of the parade grounds is more typical (brown) for most of the year.

 
 
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Chadbourne Parade Ground
Chadbourne Parade Ground
 
 
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Entrance To Fort Chadbourne
Entrance To Fort Chadbourne
The entrance represents a golden spur. 
 
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Fort Chadbourne Enlisted Men's Barracks Sign
Fort Chadbourne Enlisted Men's Barracks Sign
 
 
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San Antonio National Cemetery Sign
San Antonio National Cemetery Sign
 
 
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Fort Chadbourne Museum
Fort Chadbourne Museum
The site has a welcome center, which contains a small theater and the display area, plus gift shop. Adjacent to the welcome center is a covered party pavilion that can be used for large groups, meals or entertainment. Beyond the pavilion is the actual fort, which is about half restored. Mr Richards, on whose ranch the fort sits, said he'd likely leave it in its current condition, so visitors can compare the restored and original deterioration. 
 
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Fort Chadbourne Gun Display
Fort Chadbourne Gun Display
A few guns are representative of military firearms during Daniel's time, plus lots more from other time periods. 
 
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San Antonio Cemetery
San Antonio Cemetery
This is the oldest part of the cemetery. The photo is looking north. On the right side of the photo, you can see 4 or 5 upright, rectangular headstones just inside the low wall. That is Section C, where Daniel is buried, although his headstone does not appear to be visible in this photo. 
 
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Headstone of Daniel Wurm, San Antonio Cemetery
Headstone of Daniel Wurm, San Antonio Cemetery
 
 


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