Historical Marker, Centennial marker, Austin Hwy at Salado Creek, San Antonio

Address: Historical Marker, Centennial marker, Austin Hwy at Salado Creek, San Antonio

Date: 1936

Historic Uses: Historical Marker, Centennial marker

Stylistic Influences: No style

National Register of Historic Places: Recommended Eligible

Previous Designations: National Register Eligible (Indiv.)

Other Historic Designations: 5029001182

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Dawson Massacre

Centennial Marker: 1182

Occurred in this vicinity on September 18, 1842, when Captain Nicholas Mosby Dawson and 53 men from La Grange, in attempting to join Captain Mathew Caldwell (Old Paint) and his company of Texas Volunteers during the Battle of the Salado, were surrounded by Mexican forces and 36 were slain.  Fifteen were taken prisoner, only 3 of whom escaped. (Information from Centennial Marker files)