Battle of the Knobs

Battle of the Knobs (HM21SQ)

Location: Decatur, TX 76234 Wise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.926', W 97° 35.612'

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On November 10, 1837, a company of eighteen Republic of Texas soldiers led by Lt. A.B. Benthuysen engaged in a battle with approximately 150 Indians near this site. Ten Texas soldiers were killed in the battle, and the Indian casualties were estimated at fifty. The Texans killed were Alexander Bostwick, Jesse Blair, James Christian, Joseph Cooper, J. Josslin, A. H. Miles, William Nicholson, Wesley Nicholson, William Sanders, and Lewis F. Sheuster. The geologic feature known as the Knobs serves as a memorial to the soldiers who were left on the battlefield.
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HM NumberHM21SQ
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Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 630996 N 3681595
Decimal Degrees33.26543333, -97.59353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.926', W 97° 35.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 55.56" N, 97° 35' 36.72" W
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Area Code(s)940, 817
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 248 Old Decatur Rd, Decatur TX 76234, US
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