Agua Dulce in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Agua Dulce
Mexican general Santa Anna, who was organizing an army to attack Texan forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, discovered the Matamoros plan and dispatched General Jose Urrea to stop the advancing expedition. Urrea's cavalry, reinforced with 300 infantrymen, crossed the Rio Grande on February 16. Meanwhile, Grant and Johnson divided their troops to hunt for horses. Johnson's men were camped at San Patricio when Urrea attacked on the morning of February 27. Johnson and 4 others escaped, while 18 Texans were killed and 32 captured. On March 2, Urrea's soldiers surprised Grant's company at Agua Dulce Creek (3.25 mi. NW). Grant was among the 12 Texans killed; 6 were taken prisoner, and 6 escaped. The brief
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 321.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1836.
Location. 27° 46.997′ N, 97° 54.138′ W. Marker is in Agua Dulce, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on State Highway 44 west of Farm to Market Road 70, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Agua Dulce TX 78330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Banquete, C.S.A. (approx. 6.4 miles away); Banquete Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cattle Drives from South Texas (approx. 7.3 miles away); Los Preseños (approx. 8.2 miles away); Archelaus Bynum Dodson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Alonso S. Perales (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jim Wells County Courthouse (approx. 10½ miles away); First Baptist Church of Alice (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Agua Dulce Creek, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on March 14, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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