Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Thomas Polk
He served Texas and the men who
Fought for her Independence at the
Siege of Bexar and the San Jacinto
Campaign 1836 - 1836
Died February 2, 1872
Erected 1962 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1281.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1797.
Location. 29° 30.526′ N, 97° 27.503′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Knight Street and Holmes Street. The marker is located in the southwestern section of the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Mason (a few steps from this marker); William A. Matthews (a few steps from this marker); Amasa Turner (a few steps from this marker); Jesse Kencheloe Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Andrew Ponton Eli Mitchell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gonzales Masonic Cemetery Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); In Honor of the Men of Gonzales High School (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . . Siege of Bexar.
The siege of Bexar (San Antonio) became the first major campaign of the Texas Revolution. From October until early December 1835 an army of Texan volunteers laid siege to a Mexican army in San Antonio de Béxar. After a Texas force drove off Mexican troops at Gonzales on October 2, the Texan army grew to 300 men and elected Stephen F. Austin commander to bring unity out of discord. The Texans advanced on October 12 toward San Antonio, where Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos recently had concentrated Mexican forces numbering 650 men. Cos fortified the town plazas west of the San Antonio River and the Alamo, a former mission east of the stream. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
This marker is a part of the State of Texas Historical markers for the War of Texas Independence. It also has information about the marker from the Atlas of Texas Historical sites including a Texas State marker number.
— Submitted December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
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