“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Battle of Nacogdoches

August 2, 1832

Battle of Nacogdoches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
1. Battle of Nacogdoches Marker
Inscription. Armed with nothing more than shotguns and various types of hunting weapons, the national militia of Nacogdoches, aided by militias from Ayres, Teneha, Sabine, Bevil, Settlement, and San Augustine, fired the opening guns of the Texas Revolution during the Battle of Nacogdoches on August 2, 1832. Colonel Jose de las Piedras commanded his 300 member Mexican garrison from the Old Red House situated on this site. Piedras lost 47 men, with 40-60 wounded. Victory at the Battle of Nacogdoches enabled people of Texas to organize the Texas Revolution without Mexican military intervention. We honor all 253 participants. We know the names of only 80.

Bailey Anderson, Jr. • Bailey W. Anderson, Sr. • Henry William Augustine • John Batey • James Bowie • John M. Bradley • James Bradshaw • Henry Mitchell Brewer • John Brewer • David Brown • Hiram Brown • James Whitis Bullock • Isaac Wattis Burton • ---Burress • James Carter • George Cartwright • Don Francisco Encartiacion • Chireno Alcade - Killed- • Micah Chamirma • Vicente Cordova • Danial Davis • George Davis • E.K. Davis • Samuel S. Davis • Malldred D. Daya • John M. Durst • Asa M. Edwards • Hayden Edwards • William E. Garrett • James Gaines • John Harvey Hamby • Horatio Hanks • Wyatt Hanks • --- Hart • W. Hathaway - Killed • Dr. Edwin
Battle of Nacogdoches and Old Red House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
2. Battle of Nacogdoches and Old Red House Markers
Headrick • Simal P. Hopkins - Killed • Augustus Hotchkiss • Almazon Huston • W. Irwin • Asa Jarman • A.E.C. Johnson • George Jones • Martin Lacy • William Young Lacy • Juan Lazarin • George Lewis • Martin B. Lewis • Samuel Lewis • Benjamin Lindsey • William Lloyd • Samuel Looney • Barry Low • Reil Martin • John Maxmillian • Antonio Menchaca • James Mora • Jose Maria Mora • Juan Mora • Frederick Moz • Donald McDonald • Thomas S. McFarland • Reverend James B. McMahan • Samuel D. McMahan • John Noilin • Nathanial Norris • Stephen Prather • John S. Roberts • --- Smith-Killed • William Sneed • Samual Steadham • Adolphus Sterne • Phillip A. Sublett • Charles S. Taylor • George Teal • Iredell Thomas • Isaac D. Thomas • Theophilus Thomas • Jack Thompson • Daniel M. Vancel • Samuel Williams

The Old Red House pictured above

Location. 31° 36.184′ N, 94° 39.366′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of Pilar Street and South Street, on the left when traveling east on Pilar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Street, Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On this site stood the old "Red House" (here, next to this marker);
Close-up of the Old Red House image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
3. Close-up of the Old Red House
William ("Bill") Goyens (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spanish Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Hampton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jefferson Rusk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chas. Hoya Land Office (about 300 feet away); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (about 300 feet away); Ingraham Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Additional comments.
This historical marker is quite a family honor. Seeing my 4th great grandfather, COL Samuel S. Lewis and his son MAJ Martin Baty Lewis on the same historical marker as COL James (Jim) Bowie. Also the same three men fought together at the Siege of Bexar in 1835 prior to the Battle of The Alamo.
    — Submitted August 15, 2014, by Terry Lee Cochran of Taylor, Texas.

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