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Site of the Battle of Perdido June 1817

On FM 2987 to Schroeder north off Hwy 59, 1 mile north of the Fannin Battleground State Historical Park on FM 2506, is the forgotten site of a much earlier battle for independence of Texas, The Site of the Battle of El Perdido.

A Texas State Historical marker at the site states:

During 1810-1819 efforts to expel Spain from Texas, a bloody clash occurred here on June 19, 1817, between the forces of Col. Antonio Martínez, last Spanish Governor of Texas, and a Mexican Republican Army of invasion that was on its way to attack and capture La Bahia.  Republicans had 42 men under Col. Henry Perry and Maj. James H. Gordon, former U.S. officers, veterans of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Outnumbered 3-to-1, Perry and Gordon refused offer of safe surrender, saying they would die first. Along with 24 of their men, both were killed.  (1967)

East side of FM 2987 at the site of The Battle of Perdido

Site of the Battle of Perdido

 

West side of FM 2987, looking south from the marker, at the site of The Battle of Perdido

 Battle of Perdido Site

 

West side of FM 2987, behind the road marker, at the site of The Battle of Perdido

Battle of Perdido Site


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