Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys

Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys (HMJPT)

Location: Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Nacogdoches County
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N 31° 36.06', W 94° 39.048'

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Led by Adolphus Sterne, citizens of Nacogdoches helped outfit a volunteer force, the New Orleans' Greys, to fight in the Texas War for Independence. One company of Greys traveled overland to San Antonio by way of Nacogdoches in Nov. 1835. The 50-100 men camped for a few days at the site near Sterne's home. They were honored with a banquet of bear, raccoon, and other meat, and were praised in toasts and speeches. The Greys reached San Antonio before the Siege of Bexar, Dec. 5-9, 1835. Most of the volunteers died in later battles of the revolution.
Marker Number9253
Year Placed1977
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 343391 N 3497393
Decimal Degrees31.60100000, -94.65080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.06', W 94° 39.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 3.60" N, 94° 39' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)936, 903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-214 S Lanana St, Nacogdoches TX 75961, US
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