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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Rangers Memorial

 
 
Texas Rangers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
1. Texas Rangers Memorial
Inscription.  
In Memory of Rangers
Who Served in Mier &
Dawson Expeditions

Former Texas Rangers Assoc.

 
Erected by Former Texas Rangers Assoc.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 54.359′ N, 96° 52.707′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Colorado Street and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on West Colorado Street. The memorial is located at the base of the old oak tree. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 West Colorado Street, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (a few steps from this marker); Lester Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Dawson Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); La Grange Depot Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of the SPJST
Texas Rangers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
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(about 400 feet away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (about 400 feet away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dawson Massacre.
After the capture of San Antonio on September 11, 1842, by Brig. Gen. Adrián Woll in the second of the Mexican invasions of 1842, Texan forces gathered on Salado Creek under Col. Mathew Caldwell to repel the raiders. While Texas arms were succeeding at the battle of Salado Creek on September 18, 1842, a calamity was occurring only a mile and a half away. In response to Caldwell's call for volunteers, Capt. Nicholas M. Dawson had raised a fifty-three-man company, mostly from Fayette County, and marched down from La Grange. Believing Caldwell's forces to be in grave danger, Dawson's men chose not to wait for Capt. Jesse Billingsley's company, which was following them, but to disregard the threat posed by numerous heavy Mexican cavalry patrols and to fight their way to the Salado.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Mier Expedition.
The Mier expedition, the last of the raiding expeditions
The view of the Texas Rangers Memorial from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
3. The view of the Texas Rangers Memorial from the street
from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas, was the most disastrous of the expeditions from Texas into Mexico. It developed out of the Somervell expedition, which captured Laredo and Guerrero. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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