• FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " John Deeley (left), the stable master for the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, Caisson Section, and Staff Sgt. Lisle Childers, a section leader with the Caisson Section, guide Wooldridge and Dunaway April 5 as the horses pull a replica of an 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon near the historic Quadrangle. The wagon will go on display at the Fort Sam Houston Museum when it moves to the Quadrangle early 2014; it can also be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events. The escort wagon was approved by the Secretary of War in 1878 as the replacement for the Civil War six-mule wagon. This type of wagon, which could carry 3,000 pounds, was a common site at the Quadrangle in the late 19th Century as the post was originally built as a supply depot. The "leaden blue" and "venetian red" coloring of the wagon is consistent with the original coloring of military wagons, which were painted similar to the Conestoga wagon used during the Revolutionary War. The wagons were used by the Army until 1939.

    Wagon

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " John Deeley (left), the stable master for the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, Caisson Section, and Staff Sgt. Lisle Childers, a section leader with the Caisson Section, guide Wooldridge and Dunaway April 5 as the horses...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " A replica of a 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon passes by the clock tower of the historic Quadrangle April 5. The wagon, pulled by two horses from the Caisson Section of the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, is the newest item in the Fort Sam Houston Museum and is slated to go on display in the Quadrangle once the museum moves there early 2014. It can be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events. This type of wagon was used by the Army to carry supplies from post to post and around post; it was a common site at Fort Sam Houston 100 years ago.

    Clocktower

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " A replica of a 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon passes by the clock tower of the historic Quadrangle April 5. The wagon, pulled by two horses from the Caisson Section of the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, is the newest...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON " Horses from the Caisson Section of the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, escort a replica of a 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon April 5 through the sally port of the historic Quadrangle. The wagon is the newest piece in the Fort Sam Houston Museum and is scheduled to go on display once the museum moves to the Quadrangle early 2014. It can be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events. This type of wagon was used by the Army to carry supplies from post to post and around post and was a common site at Fort Sam Houston 100 years ago.

    Sallyport

    FORT SAM HOUSTON " Horses from the Caisson Section of the U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, escort a replica of a 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon April 5 through the sally port of the historic Quadrangle. The wagon is the newest piece in the Fort...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " John Deeley, stable manager for the Caisson Section, U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, hitches up Wooldridge and Dunaway to a replica 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon April 5 before moving the wagon to its new home next to the historic Quadrangle. The wagon is the Fort Sam Houston Museum's newest acquisition and will be put on display in the Quadrangle early 2014 once the museum finishes its move to the Quad. It can be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events. This type of wagon was used by the Army to carry supplies from post to post and around post and was a common site at Fort Sam Houston 100 years ago.

    Deeley

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " John Deeley, stable manager for the Caisson Section, U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, hitches up Wooldridge and Dunaway to a replica 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon April 5 before moving the wagon to its new home next to...

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