Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell

Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (HMRAX)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19132 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 0.259', W 75° 11.291'

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a Hero of the War for Texas Independence

On April 7, 1836, Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell, West Point Class of 1825, 3rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, Fort Jesup, Louisiana, was sent alone into Texas by U.S. General Gaines to quell an uprising of 1,700 hostile Indians which threatened the small Texas Army of General Sam Houston. Lieutenant Bonnell completed this dangerous mission by successfully negotiating with Caddo Chief Cortes to have the warriors return to their villages and live in peace. Bonnell's success greatly assisted Houston's Army in prevailing at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Captain Joseph Bonnell, who died on September 27, 1840, was the only active duty U.S. Army officer who was a Hero of the War for Texas Independence.
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Year Placed2005
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] STEVEN L BONNELL - KBSB.COM  [2] STEVEN L BONNELL - KBSB.COM  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 483937 N 4428253
Decimal Degrees40.00431667, -75.18818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.259', W 75° 11.291'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 15.54" N, 75° 11' 17.46" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia PA 19132, US
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