Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing
In the early spring of 1836 Beason found his home, family, and complex of commercial buildings in the perilous position in between Sam Houston's Army, camped on the east bank of the Colorado River opposite Beason's crossing, and a Mexican Army led by General Juaquin Ramirez y Sesma fast approaching from the west. Houston had chosen this site to camp because of its strategic location at the edge of the most populous part of Texas. With his 1500 troops in position, Houston is said to have declared, "on the Colorado I make my stand."
Notwithstanding this bold declaration, Houston unexpectedly removed his Army to the Brazos River on March 26th. Beason's crossing was subsequently burned to the ground by a detachment of Houston's Army scarcely hours before the arrival of Sesma's Army.
Sam Houston Bicentennial 1793 - 1993
Erected by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 29° 42.259′ N, 96° 32.113′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on U.S. 90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus TX 78934, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Beason's Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Columbus Waterworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage Lines Through Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore (approx. ¼ mile away); District Court Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Tumlinson Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stafford-Miller House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
More about this marker. Just E. of the E. River Bridge at Columbus on S. Side of Hwy 90 in Beason's Park, Columbus
Regarding Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing. The Mexican General mentioned in the marker should be General Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma.
Also see . . . Santa Anna Encampment. The Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County is a site where Santa Anna's army camped enroute to the Battle of San Jacinto (subsequent to the (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
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