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Texas Historical Marker - Fort Brown, Texas

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Fort Taylor, renamed Fort Brown, May 17, 1846, in honor of Major Jacob Brown, 7th Infantry, who died here May 9, 1846, in its defense; Garrisoned by the 7th Infantry with Companies "I" 2nd Art. and "E" 3rd Artillery. Original dimensions: Earthwork of 800 yards perimeter, 6 bastion walls 9 1/2 ft. high, parapet 15 ft. wide, ditch 8 1/2 feet deep, 15 to 20 feet wide. Lieut. Thomas Barlow Chapter, D. A. R. 1938 (Marble slab mounted on concrete foundation. Erected by Fort Brown, U. S. Government.) (Said to have been in use somewhat, supplemented by barracks where Zachary Taylor Library is.)

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