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Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle Island

 
 
Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. Battle Island Marker
Inscription.  

Here in 1826, a Company of volunteers commanded by Captain Aylett C. Buckner almost exterminated a band of Karankawa Indians who had murdered several families on Lower Caney
Erected by the State of Texas
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 318.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 28° 42.619′ N, 95° 54.945′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is on South Gulf Road, 2˝ miles east of Matagorda Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matagorda TX 77457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major George Morse Collinsworth (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sinclair David Gervais (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dr. Albert Moses Levy (approx. 2˝ miles away); Seth Ingram (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ira Ingram
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); Richard Royster Royall (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hannah Carr (approx. 2˝ miles away); Matagorda Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Karankawa people. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Battle Island - Story of the attack. Historic Matagorda County - usgenwebsites.org (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. Battle Island Marker
Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
3. Battle Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on January 26, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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