Snapshots of the Battle Creek Burial Ground marker in Navarro County. (photographs)
Images  of a four-sided obelisk monument standing within an iron fence. Snapshots from different angles of the same subject. Image 1 focuses on the lower portion of one side of the monument, listing names of people who survived the battle. Image 2 is from a distance and shows an iron fence enclosing the tall pillar monument with two large trees standing beside the fence. Image 3 shows the front of the marker, which lists ten men killed and buried on the site. The Battle Creek Fight, or Surveyors' Fight, a skirmish between a surveying party and an Indian force, occurred on October 8, 1838, just east of Battle Creek, in western Navarro County. About 18 men from the surveying party were killed, and were later buried on the site. A memorial was raised in 1881. From the accession card: "From the collection of Joel B. Crain, a San Jacinto veteran". Joel Burditt Crain, 1813-1887.
9 x 7 cm (3.5 x 2.8 in)
Place of Origin
Waco (McLennan County, Tex.) ; Dawson (Navarro County, Tex.)
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History Library from Sam N. Horne, 1941.
Waco, Tex.: Owl, [ca. 1885]
Artisan or Artist
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