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Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

King's Men Memorial

 
 
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By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
1. King's Men Memorial
Inscription.  

In memory of the soldiers of the Army of Texas who were killed in action or captured and afterward slain as a result of the fighting at Refugio March 14, 15, 16, 1836 sixteen of whom are buried here

Erected by the State of Texas

Moved to this site 1936

Those Who Fell
Amon B. King
Samuel Anderson
William S. Armstrong
Leslie G. H. Brady
James Henry Callison
John H. Colegrove
Thomas Cook
Fields Davis
Jackson Davis
Henry H. Sadock
Lewis C. Gibbs
James Henley
Joel E. Heth
Jesse C. Humphries
Harvey U. Kirk

Those Who Fell
William R. Johnson
Snead Ledbetter
James B. Murphy
James Murphy
George W. Penny
J.B. Rodgers
Antoine Sayle
William Shelton
William N. Simpson
Gavin H. Smith
John C. Stewart
Robert A. Toler
John Ward
Christopher Winters
Samuel Wood
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 28° 
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By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
2. King's Men Memorial side panel
18.106′ N, 97° 16.943′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Memorial can be reached from Santiago Street 0.1 miles west of Elm Street. The memorial is located by the road in the south central section of the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Refugio TX 78377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King's Men Buried Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Amon B. King and His Men (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Calvary Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Sally Scull (approx. half a mile away); Empresario James Power (approx. half a mile away); Refugio County (approx. half a mile away); Refugio County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Refugio. On the next day the victims again were led out. At a spot on a draw about a mile north of the mission, Captain King and the other prisoners were shot. Their bodies were left unburied on the prairie. Sometime after the battle of San Jacinto a party of Refugio citizens headed by John Hynes gathered the bones and relics of King's men and buried them. The place of sepulture was forgotten until May 9, 1934, when a grave containing sixteen skeletons was
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By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
3. King's Men Memorial side panel
discovered by accident in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery near Refugio. The bones were identified as those of King's men, and on June 17, 1934, they were reinterred in the cemetery with appropriate religious and military ceremonies. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
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By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
4. King's Men Memorial
The King's Men Memorial in the Mount Calvary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
5. The King's Men Memorial in the Mount Calvary Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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