Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
1842-1843 • Born in Tennessee,
January 1, 1819 • Died December
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9176.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1819.
Location. 30° 6.932′ N, 97° 18.377′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 95, 0.1 miles north of Farm Street. The marker is located in the northwest section of the Fairview Cemetery near the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 State Hwy 95, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Rangers (a few steps from this marker); Fairview Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Kerr (within shouting distance of this marker); War Babies (within shouting distance of this marker); H.N. (Man) Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Love Reding (about 500 feet away); Campbell Taylor (about 500 feet away); Jesse Halderman (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Also see . . . Mier Expedition.
The Mier expedition, the last of the raiding expeditions from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas, was the most disastrous of the expeditions from Texas into Mexico. It developed out of the Somervell expedition, which captured Laredo and Guerrero. On December 19, 1842, Alexander Somervell, recognizing that his expedition had been a failure and concluding that a longer stay upon the Rio Grande might prove disastrous, ordered his troops to prepare to return home by way of Gonzales. Many of the men had reached the conclusion that there was little possibility of accomplishing their objectives of engaging the Mexican Army and of seizing and plundering Mexican towns, but they were so dissatisfied with the order to return home that they determined to separate from the command, cross the river, and attack the Mexican settlements to secure(Submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
1. State of Texas 1936 Historical 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 April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.