African Americans in the Texas Revolution

African Americans in the Texas Revolution (HMH35)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 16.362', W 97° 44.462'

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Many African Americans, free and slave, supported Texas during its 1835-36 war of independence from Mexico. Although official recognition of the African American role was generally denied, recorded accounts of individual acts of bravery and patriotism survived.

Hendrick Arnold distinguished himself as a guide and soldier for Ben Milam's Texas Army at the Siege of Bexar and later at the Battle of San Jacinto.

William E. (Bill) Goyens, a prominent African American businessman of Nacogdoches, served as an interpreter and liaison for Sam Houston during treaty negotiations with the Cherokee Indians at the outset of the war.

Samuel McCullough, Jr., a freeman, was severely wounded in the Goliad Campaign in late 1835 and later recognized by the Texas Congress as among the first to shed blood in the Texas War for Independence.

Joe Travis was among the few defenders of the Alamo to survive the devastating siege by Mexican General Santa Anna in 1836. Travis later carried news of the battle to General Sam Houston.

African Americans are counted among the Texas Army massacred at Goliad, among those who contributed money and transported supplies for the Texas Army, and among those who died defending the Alamo.
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HM NumberHMH35
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Marker Number13929
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621095 N 3349674
Decimal Degrees30.27270000, -97.74103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.362', W 97° 44.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 21.72" N, 97° 44' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-117 E 11th St, Austin TX 78701, US
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