Battle of the Neches

Battle of the Neches (HM1MT9)

Location: Canton, TX 75103 Van Zandt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 30.826', W 95° 41.12'

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Main engagement of Cherokee War; fought July 15 and 16, 1839, between 800 Indians (including Delawares and Shawnees) and 500 troops of the Republic of Texas.
     An extraordinary fact is that David G. Burnet, vice president of the Republic; Albert Sidney Johnston, Secretary of War; and two other high officials took active parts in the fighting.
     When killed, Chief Bowles, the aged Cherokee leader, carried a sword given him by Gen. Sam Houston. After the defeat of the tribes, they scattered, thus virtually ending Indian troubles in the settled eastern part of Texas.
HM NumberHM1MT9
Marker Number11380
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 247741 N 3600563
Decimal Degrees32.51376667, -95.68533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.826', W 95° 41.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 49.56" N, 95° 41' 7.2" W
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Area Code(s)903, 214, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-20, Canton TX 75103, US
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