San Patricio in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of San Patricio
Mexican general Jose Urrea, who learned of the plan from his network of spies, sent word to San Patricio settlers loyal to Mexico, instructing them to leave a light burning in their homes as a signal to Mexican troops to spare them. After attacking a small force at Garza's Ranch (4 mi. S), the Mexicans struck San Patricio, killing 16 and taking 30 prisoners. Johnson, working late with a candle burning, and four others in his house escaped. The Mexican troops then proceeded to Agua Dulce Creek (about 20 miles south) and attacked the remaining Texan forces under Grant's command on March 2. Grant and 11 others were killed, seven were captured, and six escaped. Together with those captured at Garza's Ranch and in San Patricio, they were imprisoned in Matamoros and remained in captivity until January 1837.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 330.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4615 Main St, Mathis TX 78368, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Josepha Rodriguez (here, next to this marker); San Patricio de Hibernia (a few steps from this marker); Saint Patrick's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Education in San Patricio (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Dougherty House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Cemetery on the Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); White Point / Rosita (approx. 11.6 miles away); Early Odem Area Schools (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Patricio.
Categories. • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.