Texas Forts Trail Region

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San Angelo: “The United States Cavalry and Its Horses in the Post-Civil War Army” lecture by Dr. Emmett Essin

October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The talk is part of the Civil War 150th Lecture Series created by the Angelo State University History Department. Dr. Essin, a previous speaker in the series on the topic of mules and the frontier Army, will discuss challenges the military faced after the Civil War providing its troopers the number and quality of mounts to maintain its effectiveness.

Dr. Essin will outline the many factors that caused these problems, including tight budgets, unrealistic expectations and the harsh realities of western service.

Light refreshments will be available at the lecture. Its location – the Fort Concho stables – dates to the early 1870s, when the structure served as one of several fort corrals that sheltered horses for the fort’s many cavalry regiments assigned to the post until 1888. After the military abandonment of the post, the corrals were eventually rebuilt into warehouses that stored wool and other products until the 1980s. 


  • Fort Concho Stables Hall
  • Henry O. Flipper Street
  • San Angelo, Texas
  • 76903


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