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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.


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

Art Leatherwood

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Art Leatherwood, "CAMP COOK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.