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Near Moulton in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Issaac D. Hamilton

 
 
Issaac D. Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 2, 2021
1. Issaac D. Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  

Came to Texas from Alabama in January 1836 · A member of Captain Jack Shackelford's Red Rover Company under Colonel Fannin's Command · March 18-19, 1836 Miraculously escaped from the Goliad Massacre
Erected by the State of Texas 1957
 
Erected 1957 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2654.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1836.
 
Location. 29° 34.532′ N, 97° 10.118′ W. Marker is near Moulton, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Highway 1680C, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in the west section of the Old Moulton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moulton TX 77975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Moulton Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Moulton Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Old Moulton (approx. one mile away); Dr. Hugo J. Strieder (approx. one mile away);
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Orrin L. Winters Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moulton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sam and Will Moore Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Goliad Massacre. The tragic termination of the Goliad Campaign of 1836, is of all the episodes of the Texas Revolution the most infamous. Though not as salient as the battle of the Alamo, the massacre immeasurably garnered support for the cause against Mexico both within Texas and in the United States, thus contributing greatly to the Texan victory at the battle of San Jacinto and sustaining the independence of the Republic of Texas.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Isaac D. Hamilton (1804–1859). The "most incredible of all the escapes from the massacre at Goliad," only to be recaptured by Plácido Benavides at Dimmitt's Point and sent to Victoria, where he was again scheduled to be shot. But word came that Sam Houston had defeated Antonio López de Santa Anna at San Jacinto. In the confusion
Grave site of Issaac D. Hamilton and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 2, 2021
2. Grave site of Issaac D. Hamilton and Marker
that followed in the Mexican camp Hamilton again escaped, with the aid of Francisca de Alavez, the "Angel of Goliad."  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Issaac D. Hamilton Marker in the Old Moulton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 2, 2021
3. The Issaac D. Hamilton Marker in the Old Moulton Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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