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CAMP COOK

CAMP COOK. Camp Cook was near the Medina River thirteen miles southwest of San Antonio, probably at the crossing of the San Antonio-Presidio del Rio Grande road. It is believed to have been a rendezvous and headquarters camp for Gen. Alexander Somervell's Army of the Southwest, which occupied the camp between November 19 and November 23, 1842.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Gerald S. Pierce, Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts, and Military Towns of the Republic of Texas (Austin: Encino, 1969).

Art Leatherwood

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Art Leatherwood, "CAMP COOK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcc50), accessed April 18, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.