Fort Lincoln, Texas
Fort Lincoln is a town in Medina County, Texas. It was established on July 7, 1849 by Major James Longstreet, with two companies of the Eighth United States Infantry, after the Mexican–American War. The fort is named in honor of Captain George Lincoln who was killed in the Battle of Buena Vista. The fort was abandoned on July 20, 1852.
A line of seven army posts were established in 1848-49 after the Mexican War to protect the settlers of West Texas and included Fort Worth, Fort Graham, Fort Gates, Fort Croghan, Fort Martin Scott, Fort Lincoln and Fort Duncan.
- Crimmins, M.L., 1943, The First Line of Army Posts Established in West Texas in 1849, Abilene: West Texas Historical Association, Vol. XIX, pp. 121-127
- "FORT LINCOLN | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)". Tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "Fort Lincoln, Texas". Texasescapes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- Crook, C., and Crook, G., 1964, Fort Lincoln, Texas, in Texas Military History, Vol. 4, Fall, 1964, No. 3, A Quarterly Publication of the National Guard Association of Texas, p. 160
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