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Colonel Henry Wax Karnes

In Memory of the Famous Scout and Spy

 
 
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By James Hulse, August 10, 2021
1. Colonel Henry Wax Karnes Marker
Inscription.  

Captain of a Company of Infantry at San Jacinto
Elected Colonel of Cavalry May 10, 1837
Born in Tennessee Sept. 12, 1812
Died at San Antonio Aug. 16, 1840

 
Erected by State of Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1837.
 
Location. 29° 25.573′ N, 98° 29.983′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of West Houston Street and North San Saba, on the right when traveling east on West Houston Street. The marker is located in the northwest corner of Milam Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emma Tenayuca (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); O. Henry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casa Navarro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casa José Antonio Navarro (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Governor's Palace (approx.
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2. The Colonel Henry Wax Karnes Marker in the park
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¼ mile away); Moses Austin (approx. ¼ mile away); Growth of a City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  Karnes, Henry Wax (1812–1840).
Henry Wax Karnes, soldier of the Republic of Texas, was born in Tennessee on September 8, 1812, and while he was still an infant his parents moved to Arkansas, where his father, a hunter and trapper, taught him woodsmanship. Karnes visited Texas in 1828 and returned in 1835. With the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he enlisted as a private in Capt. John York's volunteer company and distinguished himself in the battle of Concepción and the siege of Bexar. Karnes was dispatched with Erastus (Deaf) Smith and Robert E. Handy from Gonzales to ascertain the fate of the Alamo, and was the first to return to Sam Houston's army with word of its fall. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on August 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Colonel Henry Wax Karnes Marker from the park image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 10, 2021
3. The view of the Colonel Henry Wax Karnes Marker from the park
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4. Colonel Henry Wax Karnes
Portrait by Henry Arthur McArdle, 1905
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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