San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hamilton P. Bee
Secretary 1st Texas Senate, Legislator 1849. Speaker of House 1854-1856. Served campaigns against Comanches. Lieutenant, Cavalry, Mexican War 1846. Confederate presidential elector 1861. Brigadier General State Militia 1861. Appointed same rank Confederate Army 1862. In command Western District, Texas, keeping vital cotton road open to Mexico. Led brigade and wounded Red River Campaign 1864 to stop invasion Texas. Served Indian Territory to keep Indians and Federals in check. Returned to command cavalry division in Texas.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 352.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 29° 25.192′ N, 98° 27.806′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from East Commerce Street west of North New Braunfels Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in the Confederate Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within John Salmon "Rip" Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic African American Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Adina Emilia de Zavala (approx. 0.2 miles away); D.A. (Jack) Harris (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. ¼ mile away); San Antonio National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Lee Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Also see . . . Hamilton Prioleau Bee (1822–1897). He served as secretary for the commission that established the boundary between the Republic of Texas and the United States, and in 1843 Texas president Sam Houston dispatched Bee, with Joseph C. Eldridge and Thomas S. Torrey to convene a peace council with the Comanches. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.