Perote Prisoners
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 29° 25.491 W 098° 29.586
14R E 549169 N 3255163
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating 53 Texans which were held as prisoners in Perote, Mexico.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 7:17:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM38YQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 16

Long Description:
Index Entry: Perote Prisoners, The
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
Subject Codes: PI
Year Marker Erected: 1967
Designations: na
Marker Location: Soledad and W. Commerce
Marker Number: 13379

Marker Text:
Here 56 Texans gathered in home of Samuel A. Maverick, Sept. 11, 1842, to defend city in surprise attack of 1800 Mexicans under Gen. Adrian Woll. Maverick and 52 others were captured and marched to Perote in southern Mexico. On March 30, 1843, through efforts. of Gen. Waddy Thompson, U.S. Minister to Mexico, Maverick was released by dictator Santa Anna. Elected to office while a Perote prisoner, he returned home to serve in the Congress of the Republic of Texas. The last of Perote prisoners were freed on March 24, 1844.


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