Uncovered Texas


Caldwell, City of

In 1840 the Republic of Texas Congress annexed to Milam County all of Washington County north of Yegua Creek and west of the Brazos River. The name Caldwell, which honored Mathew "Old Paint" Caldwell, a noted pioneer and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was chosen for a settlement ....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.

Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence

When Mexican Dictator Santa Anna revoked national rights, 30 or more men from this sparsely settled area left to resist his armies in Grass Fight (Nov. 26, 1835), Siege of Bexar (Dec. 5-9) and other actions. While able men were absent, the foe came within 40 miles of here, pillaging the country. Civ....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.

Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Building

Built 1868 by James S. Hanna, for a general store. Owned 1870-1871 by a Battle of San Jacinto veteran, the Rev. Robt. Crawford. Bought 1872 by J. S. McLendon, whose store and private bank were housed in the structure. In 1887 this was site of founding, First National Bank of Calvert, later renamed U....

Historical Marker - Calvert.

Reed, Captain Henry

Participated in the Battle of San Jacinto and later in 1836 commanded a volunteer company. Born in Tennessee November 10, 1800; died November 11, 1854.....

Historical Marker - Calvert.

Green-Batte House

Now enclosed, original cabin on site was built of logs and bricks both made nearby, 1847. Owner was George Green (1813-1885), prominent early surveyor and soldier in Battle of San Jacinto. Home was among Cameron's first. Boards were added in 1850s. About 1900, R. L. Batte, Sr., an oil mill owner, la....

Historical Marker - Cameron.

Hobson, John

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, to John and Susannah Harris Hobson, John Hobson moved to Texas in 1835 and was received as a Robertson colonist in December of that year. Hobson received a headright for a league of land. When Texas went to war against Mexico he enlisted in the Texas Army under the comm....

Historical Marker - Cameron.

Lyman's Wagon Train Battle

During the U.S. Army campaigns in 1874 against marauding Indians, Captain Wyllys Lyman led a wagon train to Camp Supply, Oklahoma, for rations for General Nelson A. Miles' troops on duty in Texas. On the way, Indians attacked, and the longest Indian battle in Panhandle history ensued. Fighting from ....

Historical Marker - Canadian.

Springer's Road Ranch

First post office in Hemphill County. Unique for tunnel from dugout home-store to corral. On 1870's trail from Fort Elliott (35 miles, southwest) to Fort Supply, Indian Territory, to Fort Dodge, Kansas. Established by A. G. Springer; besides running 300 head of cattle, Springer's was a stagecoach st....

Historical Marker - Canadian.

Buffalo Wallow Battle Ground

Here on September 12th, 1874, two scouts and four soldiers defeated 125 Kiowa and Comanche Indians. Scouts: William Dixon, Amos Chapman Soldiers: Sergeant Z. T. Woodall, Co. I; Peter Rath, Co. A; John Harrington, Co.H; George W. Smith, Co. M, 6th Cavalry. Stand Silent: Heroes here have been who clea....

Historical Marker - Canadian.

Miles Expedition, General Nelson Miles' Headquarters Dugout

Indian raids brought Miles' men to Texas from North in 1874 as part of U.S. Army pincer's tactic operating from a dugout post. The 12 Infantry and cavalry units had supply camps on the Canadian, Red and Washita rivers. On November 8, 1874, Miles' troops recovered three captive German sisters; fought....

Historical Marker - Canadian.

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