Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fought for Texas
Independence at Gonzales
and San Jacinto
Erected 1962 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 819.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence.
Location. 29° 30.521′ N, 97° 27.507′ 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. Dr. Thomas Polk (a few steps from this marker); William A. Matthews (a few steps from this marker); Amasa Turner (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Andrew Ponton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Kencheloe Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Eli Mitchell (about 400 feet away, Dr. John Turner Tinsley (about 400 feet away); Gonzales Masonic Cemetery Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . .
1. Mason, Charles (1812–1883).
He participated in the battle of Gonzales on October 2, 1835, as a member of Albert Martin's company. Mason was orderly sergeant in Thomas F. L. Parrott's company in November 1835 and served in Henry Teal's company from April 4 to June 23, 1836. He was a private under Andrew Briscoe at the battle of San Jacinto. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Battle of Gonzales.
When Domingo de Ugartechea , military commander in Texas, received word that the American colonists of Gonzales refused to surrender a small cannon that had been given that settlement in 1831 as a defense against the Indians, he dispatched Francisco de Castañeda and 100 dragoons to retrieve it. Ugartechea realized that, given the tensions between the Texans and Antonio López de Santa Anna 's Centralist government, the slightest provocation might ignite hostilities. He therefore instructed Castañeda to use(Submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
1. Charles Mason - State of Texas 1962 marker
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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