La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Drawing of the Black Beans
March 25, 1843
John L. Cash Thomas L. Jones Joseph N.M. Thompson James D. Cocke Patrick Maher James N. Torrey Robert Holmes Dunham James Masterson Ogden James Turnbull William Mosby Eastland Christopher Roberts Henry Whalen Edward E. Este William Rowan Martin Carroll Wing Robert H. Harris James L. Shepherd*
*James L. Shepherd was only wounded; he faked death and escaped that night. Three days later he was recognized in Saltillo
Erected by Texas Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Mexican-American • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1843.
Location. 29° 53.339′ N, 96° 52.622′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 92 Spur near State Highway 77. The marker is located on the western section of the grounds of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 TX-92 Spur, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Men of the Dawson Massacre (here, next to this marker); The Survivors of the Dawson Massacre (here, next to this marker); The Deaths of Dr. Richard Fox Brenham and Ewen Cameron (here, next to this marker); The Final Resting Place (a few steps from this marker); Kreische Complex (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument Hill Tomb (about 500 feet away); The Faison House (approx. Ύ mile away); Fayette County Jail (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
Also see . . . Black Bean Episode
Observers of the drawing later described the dignity, the firmness, the light temper, and general courage of the men who drew the beans of death. Some left messages for their families with their companions; a few had time to write letters home. The doomed men were unshackled from their companions, placed in a separate courtyard, and shot at dusk on March 25, 1843. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on October 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 249 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.