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

Battle of Nacogdoches

(August 2, 1832)

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, April 8, 2010
1. Battle of Nacogdoches Marker
Inscription. One of the opening actions of the Texas War for Independence, this battle occurred soon after settlers drove out the Mexican garrisons at Anahuac and Velasco. In 1932 Col. Jose De las Piedras, in command of over 300 soldiers here, ordered the residents to surrender all firearms. Citizens of Nacogdoches and other East Texas towns resisted by forming the "National Militia," commanded by James W. Bullock.

When Piedras refused to support the constitution of 1824, the militia marched toward the Mexicans on the square and the Mexicans opened fire. In hand-to-hand combat, the militia took the Stone Fort and several nearby structures, but the Mexicans continued to hold Piedras' headquarters in the Red House. Adolphus Sterne showed San Augustine "Redlanders" how to outflank the Mexicans. Piedras' men fled during the night and were captured August 3 by militiamen near Loco Creek. Fighting ended after the Mexicans arrested their leader at John Durst's home. A peace treaty was signed on August 6. Piedras lost 47 men. Four Texans died, including the Alcalde of Nacogodches, Encarnacion Chireno. Because of this incident, Mexican troops were never again stationed in East Texas, leaving settlers free to meet and air their grievances.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9252.)
Battle of Nacogdoches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 8, 2010
2. Battle of Nacogdoches Marker

 
Location. 31° 36.174′ N, 94° 39.276′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on Main Street near Fredonia Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located beside Tourism Bureau. 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. The Fredonia Rebellion (a few steps from this marker); Texas Stagecoaches, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Ingraham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesite of John S. Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Hampton Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chas. Hoya Land Office (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Nacogdoches (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Nacogdoches. The Handbook of Texas-Online article detailing the events of the battle. (Submitted on April 15, 2010.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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