Saluda in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Travis / Bonham Memorial
Colonel William Barrett Travis
Born near Saluda, S.C. August 9, 1809.
Gave his life for liberty and freedom
at the Alamo March 6, 1836.
His last message for reinforcements ended thus:
"I have held this place against overwhelming numbers and will continue to hold it or perish in its defence."
Colonel James Bonham
Native of Saluda County
Born near here Feb. 20, 1807
Died with Travis in Defence of the Alamo.
Travis and Bonham were friends in boyhood,
comrades in arms and perished together in battle.
"Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, the Alamo none."
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1888.
Location. 34° 0.08′ N, 81° 46.3′ W. Marker is in Saluda, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is near the center of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment (here, next to this marker); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County (a few steps from this marker); Saluda County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); At Old Saluda Town... (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Saluda (within shouting distance of this marker); Saluda Old Town Treaty, July 2, 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Bank Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel William Barrett Travis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mr. Philemon B. Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saluda County Stockyard and Livestock Market (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saluda.
Also see . . .
1. William B. Travis. William Barret Travis (August 9, 1809 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. James Bonham. James Butler Bonham (20 February 1807–6 March 1836) was a 19th century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Battle of the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,174 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.