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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Dawson Massacre

 
 
The Dawson Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 15, 2015
1. The Dawson Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Occurred in this vicinity on September 18, 1842 when Captain Nicholas Mosby Dawson and 53 men from La Grange, in attempting to join Captain Mathew Caldwell (Old Paint) and his company of Texas volunteers during the Battle of the Salado, were surrounded by Mexican forces and 36 slain. 15 were taken prisoners; only 3 escaped
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 1182.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 29.976′ N, 98° 25.359′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Highway (State Highway 368) and Corrine Drive, on the right when traveling south on Austin Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 Austin Highway, San Antonio TX 78218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dawson Massacre Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Battle of the Salado
The Dawson Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 15, 2015
2. The Dawson Massacre Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Route of El Camino Real (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Pershing Chinese (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. 4 miles away); Alamo Portland and Roman Cement Company (approx. 4.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. 4.4 miles away); M-1905 Field Gun (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Location
I was told by the curator at Fort Sam Houston's museum that this is not the original location of this marker.
    — Submitted July 23, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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