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Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Ancestor List

Confederate Indigent Families List

Confederate Veterans Magazine

Bandera County Confederate Pensions

Camp Montel, Confederate Camp

Marker is on the Courthouse Grounds
 Site 25 mi. West on Hy. 470, 1 mi. South. Established 1862 as part of Red River-Rio Grande defense line. Named for Captain Charles DeMontel, surveyor and colonizer of Bandera, leader of county defenses. Occupied by troops of Texas frontier regiment who furnished their own guns and mounts but often lacked food, clothing, supplies. In 1860 Bandera County's population was 399. Although all the men were needed to defend the county from Indians, many joined the Confederate and State troops. Some went to protect the Texas Coast from Union invasion. Many were assigned to defend the frontier in this region. Scouting parties and patrols managed to effectively curb Indian raids until war's end. Texas had 2,000 miles of coastline and frontier to defend from Union attack, Indian raids, marauders, bandits from Mexico. Defense lines were set to give maximum protection with the few men left in the state. One line stretched from El Paso to Brownsville. Another, including Camp Montel, had stations a day's horseback ride apart from Red River to Rio Grande. Former U.S. Forts used by scouting parties lay in a line between. Behind these lines and to the east organized militia, citizens' posses. 1964

Spanish - American War Centennial Website

World War I Civilian Draft Registration Database at
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World War I Bandera County Draft Registrations
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Service Personnel Not Recovered Following World War II
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Online World War II Indexes, Records and Databases

The Korean War Project Casualties Database

The Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database
From the Library of Congress


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