(Dec 25, 1817 - Aug. 3, 1881)A native of South Carolina, Wilson Van Dyke served as a member of the Somervell Expedition, which was organized in 1842 to expel the Mexican Army from Texas. Under command of Col. W.S. Fisher, he crossed the Rio Grande and was captured. A survivor of the "Black Bean Episode", Van Dyke was imprisoned near Mexico City until Sept. 1844. He later participated in muster activities during the Civil War and died at his home in Bell County.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 644728 N 3432648|
|Decimal Degrees||31.01858333, -97.48376667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 1.115', W 97° 29.026'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 1' 6.90" N, 97° 29' 1.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 991 Mesquite Rd, Belton TX 76513, US|
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