Velasco

Velasco (HM6NN)

Location: Surfside Beach, TX 77541 Brazoria County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 57.054', W 95° 17.166'

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Here was fought a battle— the first collision in arms between Texas colonists and the Mexican military— a conflict preliminary to the Texas War for Independence.

On June 26, 1832, when Texans under John Austin and Henry Smith came down river with cannon for use against Mexican forces at Anahuac, they ran against the resistance of Lt. Col. Domingo de Ugartechea. As commander of Mexican forces at Velasco, Ugartechea refused passage through the mouth of the Brazos River to the vessel bearing the cannon to Anahuac. Some 112 Texans attacked the port at midnight, and after 9 hours under the fire of Texas rifles and cannon, the Mexican garrison was forced to surrender.

The Battle of Velasco, brought on by a customs quarrel at Anahuac, was unknowingly fought after the dispute at Anahuac had been peaceably settled. After the victory at San Jacinto 4 years later, President David G. Burnet moved the capital of the Republic of Texas temporarily to Velasco. Here the Treaty of Velasco, ending hostilities between Texas and Mexico, was signed on May 14, 1836. (1965)
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HM NumberHM6NN
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Marker Number9605
Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 277197 N 3204698
Decimal Degrees28.95090000, -95.28610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 57.054', W 95° 17.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 57' 3.24" N, 95° 17' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)979, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Surf Dr, Surfside Beach TX 77541, US
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