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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


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 (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.