- Get Involved
CAMP CHAMBERS (Victoria County). The first Camp Chambers, on the west bank of Arenosa Creek near the Texana-Victoria road crossing, three miles southeast of the site of present Inez in what is now Victoria County, was the last of a series of encampments of the Army of the Republic of Texas made on the lower Lavaca and Navidad rivers in 1837. The camp was occupied by Capt. Samuel W. Jordan's company of permanent volunteers and Capt. James Jevons's company of regulars from August through October or early November. It was named for Gen. Thomas Jefferson Chambers and commanded by Col. Edwin Morehouse.
Gerald S. Pierce, Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts, and Military Towns of the Republic of Texas (Austin: Encino, 1969).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Thomas W. Cutrer, "CAMP CHAMBERS," accessed April 25, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcc56.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on July 19, 2017. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.