Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Died at Gonzales Dec. 28, 1842
Signer of the Tex. Declaration
of Independence; Served in the
Army in 1836; Appointed Captain
of Rangers January 15, 1839;
Participated in the Battle of
Plum Creek August 12,1840;
Commanded a Company on the
Santa Fe Expedition in 1841;
Commander of the Texas Forces
in the Woll Campaign of 1842.
Erected 1932 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 624.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1839.
Location. 29° 30.641′ N, 97° 27.043′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North College Street and Clay Street. The marker is located in the northwest section of the old Gonzales City 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. George Washington Barnett (a few steps from this marker); Gonzales City Cemetery (within Valentine Bennet (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the Men of Gonzales High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gonzales Masonic Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Amasa Turner (approx. half a mile away); William A. Matthews (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . . Caldwell, Mathew (1798–1842).
He has been called "the Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution" because he rode from Gonzales to Bastrop to call men to arms before the battle of Gonzales in October 1835; he was also called "Old Paint" because his whiskers were spotted. Caldwell served as one of the two delegates from Gonzales Municipality at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. On March 2, 1836, after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the convention dispatched couriers with the news and sent Caldwell with one of the couriers to the Texas army in order to ascertain the condition of the force and the movements of the(Submitted on December 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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