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

Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans’ Greys

 
 
Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 31, 2010
1. Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys Marker
Inscription. Led by Adolphus Sterne, citizens of Nacogdoches helped outfit a volunteer force, the New Orleans' Greys, to fight in the Texas War for Independence. One company of Greys traveled overland to San Antonio by way of Nacogdoches in Nov. 1835. The 50-100 men camped for a few days at this site near Sterne's home. They were honored with a banquet of bear, raccoon, and other meat, and were praised in toasts and speeches. The Greys reached San Antonio before the Siege of Bexar, Dec. 5-9, 1835. Most of the volunteers died in later battles of the revolution.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9253.)
 
Location. 31° 36.06′ N, 94° 39.048′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on E. Pilar Street near S. Lanana Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugenia Sterne Park (a few steps from this marker); Home of Adolphus Sterne (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Treaty" (within shouting distance of this marker); Haden Edwards
Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 31, 2010
2. Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); John S. Roberts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Standfield Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homesite of John S. Roberts (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Texas Independence
 
The New Orleans' Greys flag captured at the Battle of the Alamo. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
3. The New Orleans' Greys flag captured at the Battle of the Alamo.
The flag is displayed in the Museo Nacional de la Historia (Museum of National History) at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   3. submitted on November 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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