(Northeast)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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 630996 N 3681595|
|Decimal Degrees||33.26543333, -97.59353333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 15.926', W 97° 35.612'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 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 Address||At or near 248 Old Decatur Rd, Decatur TX 76234, US|
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