Fort Ewell LbNA # 45364
|Placed Date||Jan 16 2009|
Distance to Minibox: 25 yards
Status of Minibox: Alive and Well
*** Old West Fort Series ***
The "Fort Ewell" Minibox is located in Cotulla Cemetery, close to the site of the original fort, of which nothing remains. Fort Ewell was established on May 18, 1852 on the right side of the Nueces River by Lt Colonel William W. Loring (Mounted Riflemen). It was named for Captain Richard S. Ewell (1st US Dragoons) who served in the Mexican War, and was later Lt. General in the Confederate Army. The post was build of adobe, and was "a less inviting spot for occupation by troops cannot well be conceived. It was abandoned on October 3, 1854.
From I-35, exit Hwy 468. Go southeast for .5 miles. Turn left into cemetery through the arch gate(historical marker on left)and go straight until road curves right near the back fence. Park near this curve.
To the Minibox:
From the curve, look toward the back fence and find historical marker at "Evans" grave, near iron fenced area. From Evans, look farther for "Morgan", and go to that tombstone. See the tree on the other side of the fence. The box is in the hole, with rock in from of it, about 5 feet up. **** UPDATE **** Tree is gone, but friendly boxer found the box and placed it under stick and dirt to the right of Morgan tombstone, under a large rock.