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

Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, April 2, 2010
1. Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma Marker
Inscription.  Site of the Camp, March 20-26, 1836, of one division of General Santa Anna's Army under the command of General Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma. It crossed the Colorado at Atascosita Ford, eight miles below Columbus.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4923.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 42.336′ N, 96° 33.62′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Drive (Old U.S. 90) and Milentz Street, on the right when traveling east on Veterans Drive (Old U.S. 90). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robson's Castle and Columbus, Texas, Meat and Ice Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Railway Hospital (approx. one mile away); Townsend-West House (approx. one
Location of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 2, 2010
2. Location of the marker
mile away); Colorado County (approx. 1.1 miles away); City of Columbus (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dilue Rose Harris (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. On access road uphill and to the south of main Highway U.S. 90 (Walnut Street).
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas article about Joaquin Ramirez y Sesma. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
3. Site of the Camp of Gen. Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,373 times since then and 392 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 11, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   2. submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3. submitted on September 6, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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