Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Captain James Burleson
General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812
Edward Burleson, his son,
accompanied him as book-keeper
the Battle of New Orleans
January 8, 1815
his son, Edward, Army of Texas,
in the Grass Fight, 1835
Born May 4, 1758
died January 3, 1836
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9163.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 6.533′ N, 97° 19.058′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Pecan Street north of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Bastrop County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (within shouting distance of this marker); Bastrop County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bastrop Advertiser (about 600 feet away); Thomas H. Mays First National Bank of Bastrop (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Primera Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Bastrop Military Institute (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
More about this marker. Marker is a large, somewhat weathered granite slab
Also see . . . Burleson, James, SR. (1775–1836).
James Burleson, pioneer settler and Burleson clan leader in Austin's Little Colony. During the Creek War the Burlesons were involved in many battles; in one of them Edward saved the life of his uncle Jonathan, the father of Rufus C. Burleson, founder of Baylor University. James, as special and confidential commissary to General Jackson, and his son, Edward, served at the battle of New Orleans in 1815. Under command of his son, Gen. Edward Burleson, commander at the siege of Bexar, Capt. James Burleson led a decisive charge in the Grass Fight. (Submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • War of 1812 • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.