Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Clinton Neill
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12544.)
Location. 32° 5.364′ N, 96° 28.894′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West 2nd Street (State Highway 22) near North 24th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1465 West 2nd Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunn-Ransom Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith-McCrery Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Judge John S. Callicutt (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rosenberg Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roger Q. Mills Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer in Texas Oil Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Augustus Pace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fire Station No. 2 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
Regarding James Clinton Neill. On February 11,1836 Neill left the Alamo, left the Alamo just before it fell to get supplies for his men and to visit ill family members. He transitioned command to William Barret Travis, the highest-ranking regular army officer in the garrison. The fort fell to Mexican troops
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1. Texas State Historical Association - J. C. Neill. ... The rebellious Texans valued Neill's skill with ordnance, and one described him as "the first in our camp whose experience was sufficient to mount and point a cannon at the enemies of Texas." ... (Submitted on February 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. James Clinton Neill - Navarro County Historical Society. Until 1835 most of the Anglo-American colonists had been fairly loyal to Mexico, although there were several violent clashes between the Mexican ruler and the Texans. Most of these rising of the colonists were against the Mexican officials attempting to collect taxes or duties. Stephen F. Austin admitted that his colonists hated the sight of a tax collector. Santa Anna's ruthless campaign alarmed the Texans more than anything else in 1835, and soon there were manifestations that the dictator intended the military occupation of Texas. James Clinton Neill entered the Texas Army as a Captain on September 28, 1835. He was later appointed a Colonel of Artillery and was in charge during the siege of Bexar. (Submitted on February 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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