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CAMP MERRILL

CAMP MERRILL. Camp Merrill, on a site formerly known as Camp Casa Blanca on the south side of the Nueces River in northeastern Jim Wells County, was established in 1852. The camp may have been a subpost of Fort Merrill; both installations were named for Hamilton W. Merrill. The town of Casa Blanca later developed on the site.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
William Curry Holden, "Frontier Defense in Texas during the Civil War," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 4 (1928).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Camp Merrill," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcc29.

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